Phoenix Mercury vs. Seattle Storm - 6/3/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Storm vs. Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Friday June 3, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Key Arena)
The Line: Storm +2.5 -- Over/Under: 168 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, JoeTV
The Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm square off late Friday night at the Key Arena.
The Phoenix Mercury look for their third straight win in order to climb out of a 2-4 hole. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 86.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 87.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 22 points and 5.5 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 14.2 points and 5.8 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Penny Taylor is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 84.5 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 35.4 shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have lost three straight road games.
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The Seattle Storm look for a victory after a slow 2-4 start to the season. The Seattle Storm are averaging 78 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 84 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 18.2 points and 8.7 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 18.3 points and 2.5 assists. Sue Bird is the third double-digit scorer and Alysha Clark is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Storm are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.3 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have split their last 10 home games.
The Mercury are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Storm are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Mercury are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Seattle and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Phoenix Mercury seem to have found their groove again with two straight victories. Remember, Phoenix is possibly the most talented team in the WNBA. The Storm are better than they were last season but don't have the depth to hang with the Mercury. I'll gladly take this small line.