Phoenix Mercury vs. New York Liberty - 6/26/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Liberty vs. Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Sunday June 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line Liberty -5 -- Over/Under: 165.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, MSG
The Phoenix Mercury and New York Liberty meet Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden on NBATV.
The Phoenix Mercury look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 87.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 88.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 20.3 points and 4.4 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds. Penny Taylor is the third double-digit scorer and Brittney Griner is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 38.1 shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have lost six of their last seven road games.
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The New York Liberty hope to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The New York Liberty are averaging 82.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 78.2 points on 39 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 22 points and 10 rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 14.5 points and 2.4 assists. Shavonte Zellous is dishing 1.7 assists and Kiah Stokes is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty are allowing 27.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won three straight home games.
The Mercury are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Liberty are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games. The Mercury are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The New York Liberty have clearly found their groove as of late and are playing like the team we expected to see at the start of the season. The Mercury have struggled on the road all year and should have issues with the Liberty's physical style of play.