San Antonio Stars vs. Phoenix Mercury - 6/9/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercury vs. Stars
WNBA Basketball: Thursday June 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Mercury -11.5 -- Over/Under: 159 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, FSAZ, FSSW
The San Antonio Stars and Phoenix Mercury clash Thursday night at the US Airways Center.
The San Antonio Stars look for a big road victory after a brutal 1-5 start to the season. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 68.2 points on 37.7 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Kayla McBride is averaging 18.2 points and 1.8 assists while Dearica Hamby is averaging 10.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Kayla Alexander is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Moriah Jefferson is dishing 3.7 assists. The San Antonio Stars are shooting 26 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Stars are allowing 43.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Stars have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.
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The Phoenix Mercury also need a victory after a rough 2-6 start to the season. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 85.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 88.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 19 points and 4.8 assists while Brittney Griner is averaging 13.8 points and 5.6 rebounds. Penny Taylor is the third double-digit scorer and DeWanna Bonner is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 39.7 shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.4 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won five of their last seven home games.
The Stars are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Mercury are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
While the Stars don't win much, they have done a decent job of covering on the road. Also, the Mercury continue to stink up the joint despite having so much talent. This is more of a fade from Phoenix, as I can't lay this many points on the table with a team that continues to be a letdown.