Dallas Wings vs. Phoenix Mercury - 8/26/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercury vs. Wings
WNBA Basketball: Friday August 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Mercury -5.5 --- Over/Under: 172.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Dallas Wings and Phoenix Mercury meet late Friday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Dallas Wings could use a win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Dallas Wings are averaging 84.6 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 88.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Odyssey Sims is averaging 14.6 points and four assists while Karima Christmas is averaging 13.2 points and 6.6 rebounds. Skylar Diggins is the third double-digit scorer and Glory Johnson is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Wings are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have lost four straight road games.
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The Phoenix Mercury could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 85.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 86.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.9 points and 4.3 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 15.9 points and five 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 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 39 shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have split their last six home games.
The Wings are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Mercury are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Wings are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
This is where the Mercury make their second half run to position themselves for a nice playoff push. The Wings have had success against Phoenix recently, but they're in a downward spiral right now and simply aren't as good as the Mercury when they're clicking. The rest should help Phoenix get back on track.