New York Liberty vs. Phoenix Mercury - 7/1/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercury vs. Liberty
WNBA Basketball: Friday July 1, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line Mercury -3.5 -- Over/Under: 168.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, MSG
The New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury clash late Friday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The New York Liberty look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The New York Liberty are averaging 83.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 80.7 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 22.3 points and 9.9 rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 16 points and 2.3 assists. Shavonte Zellous is dishing 2.1 assists and Kiah Stokes is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty are allowing 28.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won five straight road games.
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The Phoenix Mercury look to win their fourth straight game and inch closer to a .500 record. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 88.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 88.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 19.9 points and 4.4 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 14.8 points and 5.1 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Penny Taylor is dishing 3.8 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.6 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 38.2 shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won five of their last six home games.
The Liberty are 19-7-2 ATS in their last 28 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Mercury are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Liberty are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Mercury are playing their best ball right now with three straight wins, and they've played their best ball overall at home. You have to like Phoenix at home and the small line here.