Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream - 7/3/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dream vs. Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Sunday July 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Philips Arena)
the Line Dream +1.5 -- Over/Under: 172.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, FOX Sports Southeast
The Phoenix Mercury and Atlanta Dream meet early Sunday afternoon at the Philips Arena.
The Phoenix Mercury look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 88.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 88.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 19.1 points and 4.2 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 15.2 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 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 38.3 shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Atlanta Dream need a win here in order to get a game above a .500 record. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 82.5 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 85.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 19.4 points and 2.3 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 15.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Layshia Clarendon is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 24.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have split their last six home games.
The Mercury are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. The Dream are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Mercury struggle on the road while the Dream have a hard time with consistency with regardless of where they play. Complete toss-up as the odds indicate. So, I'm going to side with the better team and better talent. Give me the Phoenix Mercury and the small line.