Phoenix Mercury vs. Indiana Fever - 5/18/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Fever vs. Phoenix Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Fever +2 -- Over/Under: 156.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever square off Wednesday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Phoenix Mercury look to bounce back after losing their opener to the Lynx. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 76 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 95 points on 54.1 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 18 points and six assists while Penny Taylor is averaging 13 points and three rebounds. Brittney Griner is grabbing five rebounds and DeWanna Bonner is dishing two assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 24 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Indiana Fever look for their first win after losing their opener to the Wings. The Indiana Fever are averaging 79 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 90 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 18 points and one rebound while Erlana Larkins is averaging 14 points and four assists. Shenise Johnson is grabbing five rebounds and Tamika Catchings is dishing two assists. The Indiana Fever are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Fever are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have won six of their last nine home games.
The Mercury are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games and 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 Wednesday games. The Fever are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Mercury have by far more offensive depth on their roster and should be able to run the Fever into the ground. Griner should have a bounce back game after stinking up the joint against Minnesota. Phoenix and the small line has to be the play here.