Phoenix Mercury vs. Indiana Fever - 8/30/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fever vs. Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday August 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Fever -1.5 -- Over/Under: 167 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, WISH
The Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever clash Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on NBATV.
The Phoenix Mercury look to remain hot after winning four of their last five games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 85.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 84.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.9 points and four assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 15.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Penny Taylor is dishing 3.8 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 83 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 38.2 shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have split their last six road games.
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The Indiana Fever also look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Indiana Fever are averaging 80 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 81.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Tamika Catchings is averaging 13.6 points and 4.4 rebounds while Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 10.2 points and 1.6 assists. Shenise Johnson is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Briann January is dishing five assists. The Indiana Fever are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 85 percent from the free throw line. The Fever are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Mercury are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games. The Fever are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mercury are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Both of these clubs are heating up at the right time with the playoff push taking place right now. And while Indiana is at home and has beaten Phoenix in four straight games, the Mercury are the better and more talented team when both clubs are playing to their full potential. So, in a toss up game, I'm siding with Phoenix.