Chicago Sky vs. Phoenix Mercury - 6/12/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercury vs. Sky
WNBA Basketball: Sunday June 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm (US Airways Center)
the Line Mercury -2.5 -- Over/Under: 174 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, The U Too
The Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury meet early Sunday afternoon at the US Airways Center.
The Chicago Sky hope to build on their impressive four-game winning streak. The Chicago Sky are averaging 84.6 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 80.8 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 17.9 points and seven rebounds while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 12.7 points and 2.9 assists. Jamierra Faulkner is dishing 6.4 assists and Tamera Young is grabbing five rebounds. The Sky are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have won six of their last nine road games.
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The Phoenix Mercury are almost desperate for a victory after a rough 3-6 start to the season. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 85.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 87.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 20.3 points and 4.6 assists while Penny Taylor is averaging 13.2 points and 4.2 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and DeWanna Bonner is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 85.4 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 39.6 shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won three straight home games.
The Sky are 10-23 ATS in their last 33 vs. Western Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mercury are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games.
The Sky have found their groove as of late with four straight wins. However, the Mercury have beaten the Sky in six of the last seven meetings and play well at home. So, with the low line, I have to side with Phoenix at home.