Dallas Wings vs. Washington Mystics: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 22, 2024

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Jun 22, 2024 8:10 AM
This Saturday, June 22, 2024, the Dallas Wings are set to take on the Washington Mystics at the Entertainment & Sports Arena, fresh off Arike Ogunbowale's impressive 31-point performance. The Wings, with a 3-11 overall record and 2-6 on the road, will look to build on their momentum against the struggling Mystics, who hold a 2-13 overall record and 1-5 at home. Can the Wings capitalize on their recent success in this interconference matchup?
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Wings vs Mystics statistics

Stat Wings Mystics
Streak L9 L1
Last Ten Games 1-9 2-8
Points Per Game 80.1 76.3
Rebounds Per Game 35.7 32.1
Assists Per Game 19.6 20.9
Blocks Per Game 5.2 3.2
Steals Per Game 6.7 7.1
Field Goal % 43.6 41.5
Three Point % 29.4 34.1
Points Against 86.0 82.7

Washington Mystics recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/19/24 @ Indiana Fever L 88-81
6/14/24 vs Chicago Sky W 83-81
6/11/24 @ Atlanta Dream W 87-68
6/9/24 @ New York Liberty L 93-88
6/7/24 vs Indiana Fever L 85-83

Dallas Wings recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/20/24 @ Chicago Sky L 83-72
6/17/24 @ Minnesota Lynx L 90-78
6/15/24 vs Connecticut Sun L 85-67
6/13/24 vs Seattle Storm L 92-84
6/9/24 vs Phoenix Mercury L 97-90 2OT

Wings vs Mystics predictions

Heading into the matchup against Washington Mystics, all eyes are certainly on Dallas Wings' standout guard, Arike Ogunbowale. After dropping 31 points in her last outing, expectations are high. Given her average of 25.4 points per game, it’s reasonable to anticipate another explosive performance. Additionally, with her current day-to-day status due to an injury, her participation will be pivotal for the Wings. Meanwhile, Monique Billings, pulling down an impressive 8.8 rebounds per game, will likely continue to be a significant force on the boards, helping Dallas control the pace and possession throughout the game.

On the flip side, the Washington Mystics will look to Ariel Atkins to fire up their offense. Atkins, averaging 15.5 points per game, has been a consistent scoring leader for the team and could use some support from her teammates to mount a strong challenge against Dallas. Point guard Julie Vanloo, with her average of 5.5 assists per game, will need to orchestrate the play effectively and find ways to disrupt Dallas' defense. With Aaliyah Edwards listed as day-to-day but still expected to contribute, her ability to command the boards and add points in the paint will be crucial for the Mystics to stay competitive in this matchup.

As the game unfolds, it looks poised to be a tightly contested affair, but Dallas might just have the edge, owing to Ogunbowale's scoring prowess and Billings' rebounding strength. The Mystics will put up a strong fight, particularly if their key players perform to potential, but the Wings, coming off a high-scoring game and showing some solid stats, seem to have a slight advantage heading into this game. Given the urgency for both teams to climb up the standings, expect a hard-fought battle, but Dallas might narrowly secure the victory in this encounter.

Washington Mystics injuries

  • Myisha Hines-Allen (F): Day-To-Day
  • Aaliyah Edwards (F): Day-To-Day
  • Shakira Austin (C): Out
  • Brittney Sykes (G): Out

Dallas Wings injuries

  • Arike Ogunbowale (G): Day-To-Day
  • Natasha Howard (F): Day-To-Day
  • Maddy Siegrist (F): Out
  • Satou Sabally (F): Out
  • Jaelyn Brown (G): Out

Wings vs Mystics game info

Venue Entertainment & Sports Arena
Location Washington, DC
Tip-off Sat 3:00 PM

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