Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury - 7/13/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercury vs. Mystics
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday July 13, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line Mercury -4 -- Over/Under: 166.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, FSAZ
The Washington Mystics and Phoenix Mercury meet early Wednesday afternoon at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Washington Mystics could use a win after losing four of their last six games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 81.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 82.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Tayler Hill is averaging 15.3 points and 2.8 assists while Emma Meesseman is averaging 15.1 points and 5.7 rebounds. Ivory Latta is dishing 1.6 assists and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Mystics are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Phoenix Mercury also need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 86.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 88.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 19.2 points and 4.1 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 14.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Penny Taylor is dishing 3.8 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 83.5 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 38.5 shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have split their last 10 home games.
The Mystics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Mercury are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Mystics are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Two teams in a funk once again, as neither club has been able to find their footing this season. However, the Phoenix Mercury have beaten the Mystics in eight of the last 10 meetings and is the more talented team overall. So, in terms of this game, you have to like the home team and the small line.