New York Liberty vs. Washington Mystics WNBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 2 Prediction, Odds and Game Preview – September 19

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 16, 2023

The New York Liberty and Washington Mystics are meeting in the first round of the WNBA Playoffs, with Game 2 up next.

Our computer predictions for Tuesday’s game will help you make an informed wager by picking the best bets available.

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Spread: Liberty (-10.5) to Cover

  • Both DraftKings and the model expect the Liberty to walk away with the victory, but the model spread (13.3) is 2.8 points further in their direction.
  • So far this season, the Liberty have compiled a 16-20-0 record against the spread.
  • New York is 5-8 against the spread when favored by 10.5 points or more this season.
  • The Mystics have gone 18-19-0 ATS this season.
  • In games this season in which it was an underdog by 10.5 points or more, Washington has a 3-1 record against the spread.

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Total: Over 162

  • The model predicts a total 3.3 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game.
  • This season, the Liberty games have gone over 162 points scored, their current matchup’s point total, 26 (out of 36) times.
  • This season, 15 of Washington’s 37 total matchups have gone over 162 total points scored.
  • The teams have hit the over in 21 of the Liberty’s 37 games with a set total.
  • Out of the Mystics’ 37 games with a set total, 15 have hit the over (40.5%).

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Moneyline Winner: Liberty (-575)

  • Prediction: Liberty 89, Mystics 76
  • This season, Washington has won three out of the 14 games, or 21.4%, in which it has been the underdog.

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Liberty Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Liberty is Breanna Stewart, who averages 23.0 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.
  • New York’s best passer is Courtney Vandersloot, who averages 8.1 assists per game to go with her 10.5 PPG scoring average.
  • Sabrina Ionescu leads the Liberty in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 3.6 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • The New York leader in both steals and blocks is Stewart, who averages 1.5 takeaways and 1.6 rejections per game.

Liberty Injuries

Name Game Status Injury
Stefanie Dolson Out Ankle

Mystics Leaders

  • Brittney Sykes is at the top of the Mystics scoring leaderboard with 15.9 points per game. She also pulls down 5.0 rebounds and racks up 3.8 assists per game.
  • Washington’s leader in rebounds is Tianna Hawkins with 5.0 per game, and its leader in assists is Natasha Cloud with 6.2 per game.
  • Sykes knocks down 1.4 three-pointers per game, the most on the Mystics.
  • Washington’s leader in steals is Sykes (2.1 per game), and its leader in blocks is Queen Egbo (0.6 per game).

Mystics Injuries

Name Game Status Injury
Shakira Austin Out Hip
Kristi Toliver Out For Season Knee

All stats in this article refer to the 2023 regular season.

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