Phoenix Mercury vs. Seattle Storm - 7/10/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Storm (3-10) vs. Phoenix Mercury (6-5)
WNBA Basketball: Friday July 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Key Arena)
The Line: Seattle Storm +6.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, Justice
The Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm square off late Friday night at the Key Arena.
The Phoenix Mercury look to keep rolling after winning four of their last six games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 76.5 points on 42 percent shooting and are allowing 74.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18.4 points and 6.5 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 17.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Leilani Mitchell is dishing 2.5 assists. The Phoenix Mercury have won three of their four games with Griner on the court. The Mercury have also scored at least 85 points in their last three games. However, the Mercury are 2-4 SU on the road.
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The Seattle Storm need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 68 points on 42.1 percent shooting and are allowing 76.4 points on 43 percent shooting. Crystal Langhorne is averaging 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds while Sue Bird is averaging 10.4 points and 5.2 assists. Jewell Loyd is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Renee Montgomery is dishing 2.8 assists. The Seattle Storm are dead last in the league in points scored, as they’ve produced 65 or less points in their last three games. The Storm are also shooting just 31.1 percent from deep. The only good news is that two of the Storm’s three victories this season have come at home.
The Mercury are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Storm are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Mercury are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Storm are simply unbackable, as they can't put points on the board and are losing games left and right. Meanwhile, the Mercury have been almost flawless since getting Griner back on the court. I look for Phoenix to win and cover this game easily.