Indiana Fever vs. Phoenix Mercury - 7/8/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercury vs. Fever
WNBA Basketball: Friday July 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line Mercury -7 -- Over/Under: 172 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury clash late Friday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Indiana Fever could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Indiana Fever are averaging 80.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 83.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Tamika Catchings is averaging 13.7 points and 4.3 rebounds while Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 11.7 points and 1.4 assists. Briann January is the third double-digit scorer and Erlana Larkins is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 84.4 percent from the free throw line. The Fever are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have split their last eight road games.
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The Phoenix Mercury look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 87.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 88 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 19.2 points and 4.3 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 14.9 points and 4.9 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Penny Taylor is dishing 3.8 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 38 shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won five of their last seven home games.
The Fever are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Mercury are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The Fever are 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Phoenix and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Fever aren't the same Fever they've been in the past and the Phoenix Mercury have had their most success this season at home. Also, the Mercury have beaten the Fever in four of the last seven meetings. I have slightly more confidence in Phoenix than Indiana at this point.