Phoenix Mercury vs. San Antonio Stars - 9/18/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stars vs. Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Sunday September 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: Stars +7.5 -- Over/Under: 159.5 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Mercury and San Antonio Stars end their regular season Sunday afternoon at the AT&T Center on ESPN3.
The Phoenix Mercury look for some consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 84.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 83.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 17.8 points and 3.9 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Penny Taylor is dishing 3.5 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 35.9 shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have lost four straight road games.
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The San Antonio Stars could use a big win after losing 12 of their last 14 games. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 72.2 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 80.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Moriah Jefferson is averaging 13.8 points and and 4.1 assists while Monique Currie is averaging 10.5 points and 4.4 rebounds. Dearica Hamby is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Sydney Colson is dishing 2.5 assists. The San Antonio Stars are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Stars are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Stars have lost seven straight home games.
The Mercury are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Stars are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Phoenix has blown the doors off of San Antonio the last four matchups, but the Mercury have also struggled big time on the road. The Stars will also be up for this game with it being the last one of the season and they've been able to cover these big lines they've gotten lately. I'll take the points with the home team.