Atlanta Dream vs. Washington Mystics: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 29, 2024

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May 29, 2024 8:10 AM
The struggling Washington Mystics, winless at 0-6, look to snap their 6-game skid as they host the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 PM at the Entertainment & Sports Arena. Meanwhile, the Dream, sporting a 2-2 record, aim to build on their momentum in this Eastern Conference clash. Can the Mystics finally turn the tide at home, or will the Dream spoil their plans?
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Dream vs Mystics statistics

Stat Dream Mystics
Streak L1 L6
Last Ten Games 2-2 0-6
Points Per Game 84.8 74.3
Rebounds Per Game 33.8 30.3
Assists Per Game 20.3 19.8
Blocks Per Game 4.5 3.2
Steals Per Game 8.5 8.5
Field Goal % 44.7 40.2
Three Point % 36.9 34.4
Points Against 84.8 84.5

Washington Mystics recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/25/24 @ Seattle Storm L 101-69
5/23/24 @ Phoenix Mercury L 83-80
5/21/24 @ Los Angeles Sparks L 70-68
5/19/24 vs Seattle Storm L 84-75
5/17/24 @ Connecticut Sun L 84-77

Atlanta Dream recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/26/24 vs Minnesota Lynx L 92-79
5/21/24 vs Dallas Wings W 83-78
5/18/24 @ Phoenix Mercury L 88-85
5/15/24 @ Los Angeles Sparks W 92-81
5/9/24 @ Indiana Fever L 83-80

Dream vs Mystics predictions

As the Atlanta Dream squares off against the Washington Mystics, eyes are naturally drawn to Rhyne Howard, who's been lighting up the scoreboard with an impressive 21 points per game. Howard’s aggressive playstyle and knack for making crucial shots will undoubtedly be a key factor as she navigates through Washington's defenses. Equally essential for Atlanta is Haley Jones, whose vision and passing have been top-notch, averaging 4.2 assists per game. With Tina Charles dominating the boards averaging 8 rebounds, Atlanta looks set to leverage their standout trio to maintain control of the game’s pace and flow.

On the flip side, the Washington Mystics have their own set of aces. Ariel Atkins, averaging 12.3 points, needs to step up even more to counter Atlanta’s strong offensive lineup. More crucial, perhaps, is the performance of Julie Vanloo, whose playmaking ability, feeding at 5.5 assists per game, will be vital in creating scoring opportunities for Washington. The concern, however, hovers around Shakira Austin, a key defensive anchor and rebounder for the Mystics; she’s tagged as day-to-day due to her injury status. Her participation, or lack thereof, could critically impact the team's interior defense and rebounding efforts.

Considering the form and dynamics of both teams, Atlanta Dream seems to hold a slight upper hand in this matchup. Their offensive cohesion and the formidable presence of Howard, Jones, and Charles could tip the scales in their favor, especially if Washington struggles with Austin’s uncertain health status. While the Mystics will undoubtedly give it their all to snap their losing streak, the Dream might just have the right mix of skill and momentum to clinch this victory.

Washington Mystics injuries

  • Shakira Austin (C): Day-To-Day
  • Brittney Sykes (G): Out

Atlanta Dream injuries

  • Jordin Canada (G): Out

Dream vs Mystics game info

Venue Entertainment & Sports Arena
Location Washington, DC
Tip-off Wed 7:00 PM

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