Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream - 9/6/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dream vs. Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Dream +2.5 -- Over/Under: 169 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Phoenix Mercury and Atlanta Dream square off early Tuesday night at the Philips Arena.
The Phoenix Mercury look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 84.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 84.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.2 points and 3.9 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 15.3 points and 5.1 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Penny Taylor is dishing 3.6 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 83.5 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 36.7 shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Atlanta Dream could also use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 81.4 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 83.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 18.9 points and 2.8 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 14.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Layshia Clarendon is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 28.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won five of their last six home games.
The Mercury are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Dream are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 vs. Western Conference. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Mercury have beaten the Dream in seven of the last 10 meetings and are playing better ball as of late. Have to like the road team and the small line here.