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Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury - 5/29/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Mercury vs. Mystics

WNBA Basketball: Sunday May 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm (US Airways Center)

The Line: Mercury -8.5 -- Over/Under: 161.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Washington Mystics and Phoenix Mercury meet Sunday evening at the US Airways Center.

The Washington Mystics hope for a strong road win in order to get back to a .500 record. The Washington Mystics are averaging 77.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 85.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Tayler Hill is averaging 18 points and 3.2 assists while Emma Meesseman is averaging 14.2 points and 7.4 rebounds. Ivory Latta is the third double-digit scorer and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Mystics are allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won three straight road games.

Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury - 5/29/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Phoenix Mercury are the most disappointing team in the WNBA with an 0-4 record. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 81.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 89.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 21.3 points and 5.8 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 14 points and 3.8 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Penny Taylor is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 84.8 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 33.3 shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have split their last eight home games.

The Mystics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Mercury are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mystics are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.

I'm as frustrated with the Mercury as anybody, as they make a case for the most talented team in the WNBA but still have no victories. That has to change eventually, right? The smart bet may be to take the points given the way Phoenix has played, but if the real Mercury show up, they win this by double digits.

I'm giving the Mercury one more chance before fading. 

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Phoenix Mercury -8.5

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