Dallas Wings vs. Phoenix Mercury - 6/18/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercury vs. Wings
WNBA Basketball: Saturday June 18, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line Mercury -6.5 -- Over/Under: 175.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSAZ, FSSW
The Dallas Wings and Phoenix Mercury clash late Saturday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on NBATV.
The Dallas Wings look for back-to-back wins for the second time this season. The Dallas Wings are averaging 81.9 points on 39.9 percent shooting and allowing 85.5 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Odyssey Sims is averaging 15.8 points and 3.6 assists while Karima Christmas is averaging 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds. Aerial Powers is the third double-digit scorer and Plenette Pierson is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Wings are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have lost three of their last four road games.
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The Phoenix Mercury could use a big victory after a rough 4-7 start to the season. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 85.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 86.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 21.4 points and 4.3 assists while Brittney Griner is averaging 12.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Penny Taylor is the third double-digit scorer and DeWanna Bonner is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 85.4 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 39.5 shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won four straight home games.
The Wings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mercury are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Wings are 1-4-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix.
The Wings continue to struggle and haven't proven to be a good team on the road. Also, while the Mercury aren't playing up to expectations, they have won four straight at home and did just give the Sparks a scare in Friday's road loss. Phoenix should be able to win this game at home and cover the small line.