The Washington Mystics and New York Liberty meet Tuesday for Game 2 of their 1st round WNBA playoffs matchup. Tip-off from Barclays Center is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (ESPN). Below, we analyze FanDuel Sportsbook’s lines around the Mystics vs. Liberty Game 2 odds, and make our expert WNBA picks and predictions.
The Mystics split the regular-season series with the Liberty 2-2 while covering all 4 of those meetings. However, it was a different story in Game 1 as New York pounded Washington 90-75 to cover as a 9.5-point favorite while the Over (163) just came in.
Washington has alternated non-covers and covers in the past 6 games dating back to Aug. 31 of the regular season. The Over has cashed in 3 of the past 4 games overall.
New York halted an 0-3 ATS skid with the cover in Game 1 while cashing the Over for the 4th consecutive outing — including 2 meetings with the Mystics. The Over has actually cashed in 4 straight in this series, including the final 3 meetings in the regular season.
Mystics at Liberty Game 2 odds
Provided by FanDuel Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 9:50 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Mystics +470 (bet $100 to win $470) | Liberty -700 (bet $700 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Mystics +10.5 (-110) | Liberty -10.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 162.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Mystics at Liberty Game 2 picks and predictions
Liberty 93, Mystics 74
The Liberty (-700) will cost you 7 times your potential return if you want to bet the double-digit favorite straight up on the moneyline.
That’s not a good long-term betting strategy, and with the way the Mystics (+470) have played New York hard this season, it’s not a great short-term strategy, either.
The LIBERTY -10.5 (-110) are a solid play to cover after cashing in Game 1.
Yes, the Mystics have their backs against the wall, facing elimination in this best-of-three series. Washington won 2 of 4 regular-season meetings and covered all 4 of those games, but New York appears to be on a mission and it wasn’t having any of that trend mess in Game 1, flipping the script for the win and cover.
The OVER 162.5 (-112) might be the best play on the board.
The Over connected in Game 1 and the total has gone high in each of the past 4 meetings between these Megalopolis corridor combatants this season.