Atlanta Dream vs. Phoenix Mercury - 9/11/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercury vs. Dream
WNBA Basketball: Sunday September 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Mercury -6.5 -- Over/Under: 170.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, FSAZ+, FOX Sports Southeast
The Atlanta Dream and Phoenix Mercury clash late Sunday afternoon at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Atlanta Dream look to remain hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 81.9 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 83.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 19.6 points and 2.7 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 14.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Layshia Clarendon is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 28.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Phoenix Mercury look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 84.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 84.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.3 points and 3.9 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 15.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Penny Taylor is dishing 3.6 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.8 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 36.3 shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won five of their last eight home games.
The Dream are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 Sunday games. The Mercury are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games.
The Dream have yet to prove they can win on the road and the Mercury have beaten them in six of the last eight tries. The line is a little sttep for a Phoenix club that continues to struggle with consistency, but the Mercury should win this contest rather easily.