Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury - 9/2/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury (17-13) vs. Washington Mystics (16-12)
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday September 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -4 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSAZ
The Washington Mystics and Phoenix Mercury meet Wednesday night at the US Airways Center.
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 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt is dishing 2.2 assists. The Washington Mystics have scored 71 or less points in three straight games and are 6-9 SU this season when scoring less than 75 points. The Mystics are 6-7 SU on the road and have lost four of their last five. Kara Lawson and Tayler Hill are questionable with injuries.
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The Phoenix Mercury need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 40.1 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 16.8 points and six rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 14.8 points and 8.7 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Currie is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury have scored under 70 points in six of their last nine games and have combined for just 124 points in their last two games. The Mercury are 11-4 SU on their home court and have won five of their last seven. The Mercury are in danger of falling out of the second seed if this losing stretch continues.
The Mystics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Mercury are 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 Wednesday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Phoenix has beaten Washington in seven of the last nine meetings, and the Mystics head into this game banged up a bit with injuries to Hill and Lawson. Also, the Mercury want to lockup that second seed in the West, and the only way to start doing it is to win. I like the home team and the small chalk.