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Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky Odds & Picks – WNBA May 26

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by Robert Duff in WNBA

Updated May 26, 2023 · 6:39 AM PDT

Chicago Sky guard Elizabeth Williams rejecting Phoenix's Moriah Jefferson
May 21, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Chicago Sky guard Elizabeth Williams (10) fouls Phoenix Mercury guard Moriah Jefferson (8) in the first half at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Washington Mystics are 4-point road favorites over the Chicago Sky in a WNBA game slated for Friday, May 26
  • Chicago went 3-1 straight up against Washington last season, including victories by 10 and nine points at Wintrust Arena
  • The Mystics are 2-2 SU in their last four games played at Chicago. Get our Mystics vs Sky prediction here

Recent history and current numbers are both pointing to the Chicago Sky (2-0) as the team to beat in their WNBA matchup with the Washington Mystics (1-2). However, oddsmakers are leaning toward the visitors in this game with Washginton favored in the Mystics vs Sky odds.


Mystics vs Sky Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Total
Washington Mystics -190 -4 (-110) O 158.5 (-110)
Chicago Sky +158 +4 (-110) U 158.5 (-110)

It’s the Mystics who are set as four-point road favorites in the first meeting of the season between these two teams. This is the home opener for the Sky. Washington is 0-1 on the road. Chicago was 3-1 straight up against the Mystics last season, including a pair of home-court victories. Odds as of May 26 at Caesars Sportsbook.

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How to Mystics vs Sky

Tip-off for this game is set for 8:00 pm ET on Wednesday, August 24 at Wintrust Arena. The game is available for viewing on WNBA League Pass.

Mystics vs Sky Betting Trends

The WNBA public betting splits are showing that the people are displaying mixed emotions regarding the outcome of this game. Chicago is drawing 71% of handle in the spread splits. However, 57% of spread betting is backing the Mystics. Chicago is 4-1 against the spread in the last five games against Washington.

The moneyline is set at Mystics -190 and the Sky at +158. As for the total of 158.5 points, the under is garnering 96% of handle and 62% of bets. The total has gone under in eight of Chicago’s last nine games. On the other hand, Washington has hit on the over in four of the club’s past six games.

Washington is the +1000 third betting choice in the WNBA Championship odds. Chicago is the +4500 co-seventh betting choice in this market. The Sky are set with a win total of 17.5, while the Mystics are assigned a win total of 25.5. Chicago’s odds of making the WNBA playoffs are -220.

Sky’s the Limit So Far for Chicago

Not only is Chicago off to a 2-0 start on the road, the Sky are also 2-0 ATS. A club that prides themselves on their ability to get defensive stops, they are holding opponents to 67.5 points per game.

Kayleah Copper is leading Chicago in scoring with 17.5 points per game. Netting 15 points, the 2021 WNBA Finals MVP was among four Sky players who hit for double digits during a 75-69 road victory at Phoenix in the club’s most recent game. Guard Dana Evans is averaging a career-high 7.5 ppg through the first two games of the season.

Chicago forward Isabelle Harrison, a seventh-year pro in her first season with the team, will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a torn left meniscus. Sky center Sika Kone is questionable due to illness.

No D In DC

The Department of Defense may be located in Washington, but it’s been of no aid to the Mystics. Washington can score the basketball as well as any WNBA team. It’s keeping the ball out of their own cylinder that’s proven to be the downfall of the Mystics early in the current campaign.

Dropping a home-and-home set to the Connecticut Sun, the Mystics were surrendering 168 points in the process. They lost the two games by a combined 13 points.

During an 88-81 loss to the Sun on May 23, two-time WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne scored a game-high 27 points for Washington. However, the Mystics player was also fined an undisclosed amount by the WNBA for comments critical of the officiating following an 80-74 loss to Connecticut on May 21.

Mystics forward Myisha Hines-Allen is out for Friday’s game due to a knee injury.

Washington vs Chicago Prediction

Washington has allowed opponents to score at least 80 points in four of the club’s past five games. That’s not going to be a recipe for success against this defensively stout Sky squad.

Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky Stats

Washington Mystics
Chicago Sky
1 Wins 2
78.3 Points Per Game 76.0
42.2% Field Goal Percentage 41.5%
23.6% Three-Point Percentage 38.5%
34.3 Rebounds 37.0
19.7 Assists 21.0
13.3 Turnovers 13.0
1.0 +/- 8.5

Chicago has won and covered in both games this season while permitting less than 70 points in both contests. Take the four points in the Mystics vs Sky odds and play the Sky to cover the spread.

Pick: Chicago Sky +4 (-110)

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