New York Liberty vs. Phoenix Mercury - 7/18/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury (9-5) vs. New York Liberty (9-5)
WNBA Basketball: Saturday July 18, 2015 at 10:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -7 -- Over/Under: 147.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, MSG
The New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury meet Saturday night at the US Airways Center.
The New York Liberty look to remain hot after winning five of their last six games. The New York Liberty are averaging 73.3 points on 41.7 percent shooting and are allowing 71.5 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 16.4 points and 8.9 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 12.3 points and 2.8 assists. Sugar Rodgers is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Tanisha Wright is dishing 3.6 assists. The New York Liberty have held four of their last eight opponents to 70 or less points and are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep. The Liberty are 6-3 SU when allowing 75 or less points. The Liberty are 3-3 SU on the road this season.
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The Phoenix Mercury look to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 77.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting and are allowing 73.2 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 18.4 points and 7.9 rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 17.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Leilani Mitchell is dishing 2.7 assists. The Phoenix Mercury have scored 80 or more points in six of their last nine games and are 6-1 SU with Griner on the court. The Mercury are shooting 35.8 percent from deep and are 8-1 SU when topping 75 points. The Mercury are 6-1 SU on their home court this season.
The Liberty are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mercury are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Liberty are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Liberty have a great defense, but they allow the three-ball to drop. The Liberty also don't have the offense to compete. The Liberty did beat the Mercury earlier in the season, but that was without Griner. Look for Phoenix to win by double digits.