Phoenix Mercury vs. Chicago Sky - 7/10/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sky vs. Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Sunday July 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line Sky -2 -- Over/Under: 174.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, The U Too
The Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky meet Sunday afternoon at the Allstate Arena.
The Phoenix Mercury look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 86.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 87.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.9 points and 4.1 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 14.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Penny Taylor is dishing 3.8 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 37.5 shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have split their last six road games.
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The Chicago Sky could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 84.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 84.5 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 21 points and 7.2 rebounds while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 12.2 points and three assists. Allie Quigley is the third double-digit scorer and Jamierra Faulkner is dishing 4.9 assists. The Sky are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 83.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have split their last eight home games.
The Mercury are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sky are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Chicago.
This will be an interesting game between two teams that have more talent than their subpar records indicate. However, the home team has won five of the last six meetings between these two teams, so you have to give the edge to Chicago.