Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 6, 2024

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Jun 6, 2024 8:10 AM
On Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 7:00 PM, the struggling Washington Mystics will host the Chicago Sky at Capital One Arena, aiming to snap their 9-game losing streak. The Mystics, still winless this season, will face a Chicago team that has had a mixed performance so far, holding a 3-5 overall record. This crucial matchup is part of the WNBA Commissioner's Cup, adding extra pressure to get a win.
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Sky vs Mystics statistics

Stat Sky Mystics
Streak L2 L9
Last Ten Games 3-5 0-9
Points Per Game 78.8 72.3
Rebounds Per Game 36.9 31.1
Assists Per Game 19.4 19.4
Blocks Per Game 4.1 2.9
Steals Per Game 9.8 7.6
Field Goal % 40.7 39.4
Three Point % 31.5 31.6
Points Against 79.6 82.9

Washington Mystics recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/4/24 @ Connecticut Sun L 76-59
5/31/24 @ New York Liberty L 90-79
5/29/24 vs Atlanta Dream L 73-67
5/25/24 @ Seattle Storm L 101-69
5/23/24 @ Phoenix Mercury L 83-80

Chicago Sky recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/4/24 vs New York Liberty L 88-75
6/1/24 @ Indiana Fever L 71-70
5/30/24 vs Los Angeles Sparks W 83-73
5/28/24 vs Seattle Storm L 77-68
5/25/24 vs Connecticut Sun L 86-82

Sky vs Mystics predictions

As the Chicago Sky head into their matchup against the Washington Mystics, all eyes will be on Marina Mabrey. She's been a scoring dynamo this season, averaging a solid 16.8 points per game. Plus, her playmaking skills have been on point, dishing out 4.8 assists per game. With the Mystics struggling defensively, Mabrey's poised to have a big night. Another key player to watch is Angel Reese. Dominating the boards, Reese averages 9.0 rebounds per game, and given the Mystics' current rebounding woes, she could very well dominate the paint, adding crucial second-chance opportunities for the Sky.

On the flip side, the Washington Mystics are banking on Ariel Atkins to spark some much-needed offense. Scoring an average of 13.2 points per game, Atkins will need to up her game to give the Mystics a fighting chance. Since playmaker Julie Vanloo, who leads the Mystics with 5.6 assists per game, has been fairly consistent, her role in setting up scoring opportunities will be crucial, especially with the Sky's defense tightening up. The absence of Shakira Austin, a key rebounder, however, leaves a void they'll need to fill collectively if they hope to contend on the boards.

Given the current scenario, the Sky seem poised to come out on top in this encounter. They've got a good rhythm on the road, and with the Mystics currently in a rut, especially missing key players like Austin, the balance tilts in favor of the Sky. Expect Chicago to leverage their strong offensive capabilities and better rebounding stats to dictate the pace and secure the win, extending the Mystics' slide a bit longer. While Washington will certainly put up a fight, especially at home, they might find it challenging to snap their losing streak against the versatile Sky squad.

Washington Mystics injuries

  • Brittney Sykes (G): Out
  • Shakira Austin (C): Out

Chicago Sky injuries

  • Diamond DeShields (G): Day-To-Day

Sky vs Mystics game info

Venue Capital One Arena
Location Washington, DC
Tip-off Thu 7:00 PM

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