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Phoenix Mercury vs. Chicago Sky - 8/9/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Sky (13-9) vs. Phoenix Mercury (14-7)

WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Allstate Arena)

The Line: Chicago Sky -2.5 -- Over/Under: 160.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky square off Sunday afternoon at the Allstate Arena.

The Phoenix Mercury look for a win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 77.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 39.7 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 17.8 points and 6.4 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 16 points and 8.6 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Leilani Mitchell is dishing 3.1 assists. The Phoenix Mercury have allowed 68 or less points in three of their last four games and are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep on the season. The Mercury are 9-4 SU when allowing 75 or less points. The Mercury are 5-5 SU on the road and have won four of their last five.

Phoenix Mercury vs. Chicago Sky - 8/9/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Chicago Sky look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 84.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 80.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 24 points and 8.9 rebounds while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 15.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 5.6 assists and Jessica Breland is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Chicago Sky have allowed 80-plus points in six of their last eight games and are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep on the season. The Sky are 6-6 SU when allowing 80 or more points. The Sky are 9-3 SU on their home court and have won seven of their last nine.

The Mercury are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sky are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Mercury are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Sky are really tough to beat on their home court, and this is the same Chicago team that took the Mercury to OT on the road last week. I look for Chicago to make a statement and come away with a victory here.

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Chicago Sky -2.5

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