Phoenix Mercury vs. Seattle Storm - 6/21/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Storm (2-3) vs. Phoenix Mercury (2-3)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Key Arena)
The Line: Seattle Storm -1.5 -- Over/Under: 143 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, KONG
The Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm square off late Sunday night at the Key Arena.
The Phoenix Mercury need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 73.2 points on 37.5 percent shooting and are allowing 74.4 points on 40.3 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 19.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while Candice Dupree is averaging 16.2 points and 5.8 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is dishing 2.8 assists and Monique Currie is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury have four double-digit scorers and are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc. The issue with the Phoenix Mercury is that they’ve allowed 70-plus points in three of their first five games. The Mercury are 0-2 SU on the road this season, but haven’t played away from home in nine days.
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The Seattle Storm could also use a win after losing three of their last four games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 63.8 points on 38.4 percent shooting and are allowing 71.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Crystal Langhorne is averaging 10 points and 6.6 rebounds while Renee Montgomery is averaging 9.8 points and 2.6 assists. Sue Bird is dishing 4.6 assists and Alysha Clark is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Seattle Storm have just one double-digit scorer and are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc. The Storm must find another go-scorer to take pressure on others. This will be the Storm’s third home game, a place where they’re 1-1 SU.
The Mercury are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a S.U. loss. The Storm are 19-8 ATS in their last 27 Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mercury are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Both teams could use a victory. And while the Storm are usually good at home, the Mercury have far more scoring options and could run them out of the building if they make shots. I'll take my chances with the road team.