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Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics - 8/28/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Mystics (15-11) vs. Phoenix Mercury (17-11)

WNBA Basketball: Friday August 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)

The Line: Washington Mystics -3 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds

TV: Live Access, Monumental

The Phoenix Mercury and Washington Mystics meet Friday night at the Verizon Center.

The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 39.9 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 16.7 points and six rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 15 points and 8.5 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Currie is dishing 1.6 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are coming off a Thursday victory over the Connecticut Sun, a game in which they clinched a playoff spot in the West. The Mercury have scored 79 or more points in three of their last six games. The Mercury are 6-7 SU on the road and have split their last six.

Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics - 8/28/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Mystics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 74.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Ivory Latta is averaging 12.6 points and two rebounds while Stefanie Dolson is averaging 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Emma Meesseman is the third double-digit scorer and Kara Lawson is dishing 3.7 assists. The Washington Mystics have held four of their last eight opponents under 70 points and are 9-2 SU when allowing 70 or less points this season. The Mystics are 9-5 SU on their home court and have won six of their last eight. The Mystics have lost three straight games just once this season.

The Mercury are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Mystics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Mercury are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall. 

The Mercury on a road back-to-back game is quite scary, especially when you consider they barely beat the Sun last night. A rested Washington club should win and cover this small number. 

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Washington Mystics -3

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