Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix Mercury - 7/12/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury (7-5) vs. Seattle Storm (3-11)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday July 12. 2015 at 6:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -13 -- Over/Under: 152 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access
The Seattle Storm and Phoenix Mercury square off Sunday afternoon at the US Airways Center.
The Seattle Storm need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 68.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting and are allowing 77.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Crystal Langhorne is averaging 10.3 points and 6.1 rebounds while Sue Bird is averaging 10.2 points and 4.9 assists. Alysha Clark is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Renee Montgomery is dishing three assists. The Seattle Storm have scored 65 or less points in three of their last four games and are shooting 32.2 percent from downtown. The good news is the Storm are 3-1 SU when allowing 70 or less points. The Storm are a brutal 1-7 SU on the road this season.
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The Phoenix Mercury look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 78 points on 42.9 percent shooting and are allowing 74.5 points on 41.2 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18.1 points and 6.5 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 16.2 points and 8.2 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Leilani Mitchell is dishing 2.6 assists. The Phoenix Mercury have scored 85 or more points in four straight games and are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc. The Mercury are 4-1 with Griner on the court and 4-1 SU on their home court this season overall.
The Storm are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mercury are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games. The Storm are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Phoenix and 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
While this is a lot of chalk to eat, the Mercury have been steamrolling teams ever since Griner returned. The Storm? They've been flat out brutal at both ends of the court and have failed to even cover spreads. Give me Phoenix in a blowout.