Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream - 8/2/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Dream (7-12) vs. Phoenix Mercury (11-7)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Dream +4.5 -- Over/Under: 156 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, SportSouth, FSAZ+
The Phoenix Mercury and Atlanta Dream meet Sunday afternoon at the Philips Arena.
The Phoenix Mercury look to remain hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 77.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting and are allowing 73.5 points on 39.6 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 16.7 points and eight rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Leilani Mitchell is dishing three assists. The Phoenix Mercury have scored 78 or more points in seven of their last 10 games and are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc. The Mercury are 10-1 SU when scoring 75 or more points. Five of the Mercury’s seven losses this season have come on the road.
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The Atlanta Dream need a win order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 75.1 points on 40.4 percent shooting and are allowing 80.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 19.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 12.4 points and 3.1 rebounds. Sancho Lyttle is dishing 1.9 assists and Reshanda Gray is grabbing four rebounds. The Atlanta Dream have allowed 80 or more points in five of their last six games. The Dream are 1-11 SU this season when allowing 75 or more points. The Dream have won four of their last six games on their home court.
The Mercury are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Dream are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
It may be time to give up on the Atlanta Dream altogether, as this team can't do much of anything right and isn't living up to expectations. The Mercury are finding their groove and starting to get in playoff mode. This could get ugly with the Dream struggling like they are.