Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics - 6/24/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mystics vs. Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Friday June 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Mystics -1.5 -- Over/Under: 169.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, Monumental
The Phoenix Mercury and Washington Mystics meet Friday night at the Verizon Center.
The Phoenix Mercury need a bounce back win after losing five of their last seven games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 86.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 89.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 19.8 points and 4.4 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 15.1 points and 5.2 rebounds. Penny Taylor is the third double-digit scorer and Brittney Griner is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 38.4 shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury are 0-6 this season on the road.
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The Washington Mystics look for another win in order to get a game above a .500 record. The Washington Mystics are averaging 81.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 84.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Tayler Hill is averaging 15.5 points and 2.5 assists while Emma Meesseman is averaging 15.1 points and 6.4 rebounds. Ivory Latta is the third double-digit scorer and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Mystics are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Mercury are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The Mystics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mercury are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
It's fair to say the Mercury are the most frustrating team in the WNBA this season, as there's oodles of talent but they're not winning. Phoenix is 0-6 on the road. I have no choice but to side with the Washington Mystics at home given the way the Mercury continue to play.