Indiana Fever vs. Phoenix Mercury - 8/16/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury (15-8) vs. Indiana Fever (13-9)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -5.5 -- Over/Under: 153 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury play Sunday night at the US Airways Center.
The Indiana Fever look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Indiana Fever are averaging 78.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 77.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Tamika Catchings is averaging 12.9 points and 6.8 rebounds while Marissa Coleman is averaging 12.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. Shenise Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Lynetta Kizer is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Indiana Fever have scored 82 or more points in four of their last five games and are 9-1 SU when scoring 80-plus points. The Fever have scored a combined 179 points in their last two games. The Fever are 5-5 SU on the road and have split their last six.
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The Phoenix Mercury look to remain hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 76.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 39.5 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 17.1 points and 6.3 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 15.6 points and 8.7 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Currie is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury have allowed 74 or less points in five of their last six games and 33.3 percent shooting from deep on the season. The Mercury are 10-5 SU when allowing 75 or less points. The Mercury are 10-2 SU on their home court and have won four straight.
The Fever are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mercury are 17-35 ATS in their last 52 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Fever are 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Phoenix.
The home team has won four ofthe last six meetings SU, and the Mercury have been really tough to beat on thier home court. While the Fever should put up a fight, I look for the Mercury to win and cover this number late.