Phoenix Mercury vs. San Antonio Stars - 9/5/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Stars (7-24) vs. Phoenix Mercury (18-13)
WNBA Basketball: Saturday September 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Freeman Coliseum)
The Line: San Antonio Stars +6.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access
The Phoenix Mercury and San Antonio Stars meet Saturday night at the Freeman Coliseum.
The Phoenix Mercury need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 40.1 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 16.8 points and six rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 14.8 points and 8.7 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Currie is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury have scored 73 or less points in six of their last eight games. The Mercury need a win here to get closer to clinching the second seed in the West. The Mercury are 6-9 SU on the road and have lost four of their last five.
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The San Antonio Stars need a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 68.9 points on 39.8 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Kayla McBride is averaging 14.1 points and 3.2 rebounds while Jia Perkins is averaging 13.6 points and 2.8 rebounds. Sophia Young-Malcolm is the third double-digit scorer and Danielle Robinson is dishing five assists. The San Antonio Stars are coming off a Friday loss to the Connecticut Sun in which they allowed 49.3 percent shooting from the field. The Stars are 7-9 SU on their home court and have lost four straight. This is the Stars last home game of the season.
The Mercury are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Stars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in San Antonio.
The Mercury have beaten the Stars in five of the last six meetings. The Stars are also a team that's just thrilled the season is coming to an end. Give me the Mercury for the victory and cover.