Phoenix Mercury vs. New York Liberty - 6/11/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Liberty (2-1) vs. Phoenix Mercury (1-0)
WNBA Basketball: Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -2.5 -- Over/Under: 151 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, MSG
The Phoenix Mercury and New York Liberty play Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Phoenix Mercury beat the San Antonio Stars in their season opener and play their first road game. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 76 points on 44.1 percent shooting and are allowing 71 points on 41.3 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 21 points and six rebounds while Candice Dupree is averaging 14 points and nine rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is dishing three assists and Monique Currie is grabbing three rebounds. The Mercury are just trying to keep their head above water until Brittney Griner can return at the end of the month. Still, the Mercury shot the ball extremely well during their season opener and have enough offense to hold down the fort. It’ll be interesting to see if this can carry over onto the road.
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The New York Liberty have three games under their belt and look to remain unbeaten at home. The New York Liberty are averaging 76.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 73 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 18.7 points and eight rebounds while Tanisha Wright is averaging 12 points and four assists. Swin Cash is dishing 2.3 assists and Brittany Boyd is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Liberty are getting it done on the offensive end, as they have six players averaging at least seven points. However, holding opponents to under 37 percent shooting has made the Liberty one of the biggest early surprises this season out of the gate.
The Mercury are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 Thursday games. The Liberty are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Mercury are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Mercury have the advantage in this game simply due to all the rest inbetween games, while the Liberty have three games already under thier belt. I like the road team to win and cover the small chalk.