Atlanta Dream vs. Phoenix Mercury - 7/14/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury (8-5) vs. Atlanta Dream (6-7)
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday July 14, 2015 at 10:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -8.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, FSAZ, SportSouth
The Atlanta Dream and Phoenix Mercury square off Tuesday night at the US Airways Center.
The Atlanta Dream look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 73.8 points on 39.7 percent shooting and are allowing 76.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 21.9 points and 6.3 rebounds while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 10.9 points and 2.1 assists. Erika de Souza is grabbing 7.7 rebounds and Matee Ajavon is dishing 2.6 assists. The Atlanta Dream are starting to find their form a bit with wins in three of their last four games. The Dream have improved defensively, allowing 76 or less points in five of their last seven games. The Dream are 1-3 SU on the road this season. Sancho Lyttle is questionable with a foot injury.
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The Phoenix Mercury look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 77.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting and are allowing 73.4 points on 41 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 17.8 points and eight rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Leilani Mitchell is dishing 2.8 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are 5-1 SU since Griner returned to the court, and they’ve scored 85 or more points in four of their last five games. The Mercury are downright scary when they’re close to full health, which they are right now. The Mercury are 5-1 SU on their home court.
The Dream are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mercury are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
The Mercury have been a scoring machine ever since Griner returned. However, the Dream have picked things up as of late and McCoughtry is coming off a monster performance against the Liberty. I like the over in this spot as a way to avoid the big chalk.