Date/Time: 06-25-2018 12:00 EDT
Spread: Chicago Sky +5.5
The 3rd and 2nd best squads of the East are clashing today, when the 2nd Washington Mystics, who want to extend their active victory streak, are visiting the 3rd Chicago Sky, who are looking to turn their latest victory into another streak.
Mystics are 7-3 (6-4 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the 2nd place of the Eastern Conference. They have won their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Wings on the road, 89-73. Sky are 6-3 (6-3 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the 3rd place of the Eastern Conference. They are 5-1 in their last 6 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Sun at home, 93-75.
Top Basketball BookmakersWashington are led in scoring by Elena Delle Donne with 16.4 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 9 per game, while Emma Meesseman follows with 13.3 ppg, adding 4.3 rebounds per game. Kristi Toliver adds 11.8 ppg and leads the team in assists made with 5.4 per game. Chicago are led in scoring by Diamond DeShields with 14.1 ppg. She also adds 5.6 rebounds per game, while Courtney Vandersloot follows with 11.8 ppg, 4.9 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 7.9 per game. Allie Quigley adds 11.3 ppg.
In their latest matchup earlier this year Washington were victorious by 18 points at home. Chicago have a 4-1 home record, while Washington have a 4-2 road record. Washington are better offensively, scoring a league-best of 85.9 ppg to Chicago’s 80.2 and they also have a better defense (74.5 ppg to 79.4). They also have a better accuracy from the field (45.1% to 44.6%) and both squads have almost the same accuracy from behind the arc (35.7% to 35.5%). Chicago grab more rebounds per game (36.9 to 33.2), while Washington dish more assists (21.5 to 20.6) and commit fewer turnovers per game (12.2 to 15.7). Chicago are the favorite at home and expect them to get away with the win one way or another.
Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky Prediction: Chicago Sky +5.5 (-118)