Chicago Sky vs. Phoenix Mercury - 7/19/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercury vs. Sky
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday July 19, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line Mercury -3 -- Over/Under: 172 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, The U Too
The Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury meet late Tuesday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Chicago Sky look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 84.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 84.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 21.4 points and 7.3 rebounds while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 11.2 points and 2.6 assists. Allie Quigley is the third double-digit scorer and Jamierra Faulkner is dishing five assists. The Sky are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Phoenix Mercury hope for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 86.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 86.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 19.1 points and 4.2 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 15.7 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 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 39.1 shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Sky are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Mercury are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games. The Sky are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Mercury have beaten the Sky in seven of the last nine meetings and have been far more consistent than the Sky have as of late. I have little trust in Chicago, especially with that defense that gets torched often. The Mercury play very well at home and with Taurasi back in the lineup, they should be able to cover this small number.