Los Angeles Sparks vs. Phoenix Mercury - 9/11/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury (19-13) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (14-19)
WNBA Basketball: Friday September 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -4.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, TWC SN / TWC D
The Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury meet Friday night at the US Airways Center.
The Los Angeles Sparks look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 73.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 18.5 points and 10.1 rebounds while Jantel Lavender is averaging 14.7 points and 8.4 rebounds. Kristi Toliver is dishing four assists and Ana Dabovic is grabbing 1.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks have scored 80 or more points in four of their last eight games and have won eight straight when that’s the case. The Sparks are likely going to sit their key players with the fourth seed in the West wrapped up. The Sparks are 5-11 SU on the road and have split their last six.
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The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after splitting their last 10 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 allowed a combined 105 points in their last two games and have allowed less than 70 points in three of their last six games. The Mercury are 12-4 SU on their home court and have won five of their last seven. This is the Mercury’s last home game of the regular season.
The Sparks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mercury are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 16-36 ATS in their last 52 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Sparks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Sparks are likely going to rest everybody with this being their last regular season game. The Mercury have also beaten the Sparks in eight of the last 10 meetings SU. I like the Mercury to get back on track and pickup a big win heading into the playoffs.