Mystics vs Storm Prediction, Odds & Betting Insights for WNBA Playoffs Game 2 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm prediction, odds and betting insights for WNBA playoff game on Sunday, August 21.
Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm prediction, odds and betting insights for WNBA playoff game on Sunday, August 21. / AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson

Mystics vs Storm Game 2 Info

2022 WNBA Playoffs — Round 1 Game 2 (SEA Leads 1-0)
Washington Mystics (22-14, 10-8 Away) vs. Seattle Storm (22-14, 13-5 Home)
Date: Sunday, Aug. 21, 2021
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Venue: Climate Pledge Arena — Seattle, WA
Coverage: ESPN

This WNBA series was projected to be one of the closest and the two teams proved that to be true on Thursday. It was a back-and-forth battle, but the Seattle Storm eventually emerged as the 86-83 victors, led by Breanna Stewart's 23-point, 12-rebound double-double.

The Washington Mystics don't have much to be ashamed about in their loss. Instead, they have to brush themselves off and come back stronger. One way they can do that is if Elena Delle Donne can build off her game-high 26-point effort from Game 1.

Mystics vs Storm Odds & Spread

All WNBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: WSH: (+140) | SEA: (-172)
Spread: WSH: +3.5 (-106) | SEA: -3.5 (-114)
Total: 160.5 — Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)
Odds to Win WNBA Championship: WSH: (+1000) | SEA: (+600)

The Storm enter this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 160.5, which is the lowest projected total of this weekend's WNBA playoff games. 

Mystics vs Storm Prediction & Pick

All NBA win probability predictions and picks are according to FiveThirtyEight.
Prediction: Seattle Storm win (72%)

FiveThirtyEight leans towards the Storm here. At the end of the day, it's a contest that can go either way. Both the Storm and Mystics traded leads throughout Game 1, with Washington leading by as many as seven points, whereas Seattle's biggest lead was eight.

One thing that could help the Storm win is if the Mystics don't fix their disciplinary issue. Washington finished the series opener with 17 fouls while Seattle only had 11. All it would've taken was for the Storm to convert on three of their four missed free throws to send the game to overtime.

With the Storm only losing five times at Climate Pledge Arena in 2022, I like the home team's odds of bouncing back.

Final Score Prediction: Storm: 85 | Mystics: 81

Mystics vs Storm Betting Trends

- Washington is 12-7 against the spread (ATS) in its last 19 road games.
- Seattle is 11-7-1 ATS in its last 19 games against Eastern opponents.
- The total has hit the under in seven of Washington's last 12 games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Seattle's last six games.

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