Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix Mercury - 8/12/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury (14-8) vs. Seattle Storm (6-17)
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 10:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -12.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSAZ
The Seattle Storm and Phoenix Mercury meet Wednesday night at the US Airways Center.
The Seattle Storm need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 69.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting and are allowing 76.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Crystal Langhorne is averaging 11.1 points and 5.7 rebounds while Sue Bird is averaging 10.2 points and 5.6 assists. Jewell Loyd is dishing 1.8 assists and Ramu Tokashiki is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are coming off a Tuesday win over the Los Angeles Sparks in which they shot 50.7 percent from the field. The Storm are now 3-2 SU this season when scoring 80-plus points. The Storm are 2-12 SU on the road and have lost 10 of their last 11 games.
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The Phoenix Mercury look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 76.6 points on 43 percent shooting and are allowing 73.4 points on 39.4 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 17.4 points and 6.3 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 16.3 points and 8.9 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Currie is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury have allowed 74 or less points in five of their last seven games and are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep on the season. The Mercury are 9-4 SU when allowing 75 or less points. The Mercury are 9-2 SU on their home court and have won three straight.
The Storm are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 7-22-1 ATS in their last 30 Wednesday games. The Mercury are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Storm are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Phoenix and 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Mercury have beaten the Storm all three times this season by double digits. The Mercury also have an advantage in this matchup with the Storm playing a late and tough game Tuesday night. With all that said, I hate the big boy chalk in this matchup. Instead, I'm siding with the over, asthe Mercury are going to get theirs offensively and the Storm have to be feeling confident after just shooting above 50 percent.