Phoenix Mercury vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 9/13/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sparks vs. Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday September 13, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Spark -3.5 -- Over/Under: 164 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, TWC SN /TWC D
The Phoenix Mercury and Los Angeles Sparks square off late Tuesday night at the Staples Center on NBATV.
The Phoenix Mercury look for some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 84.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 84.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.3 points and 3.8 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 14.8 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 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 83.8 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 36.5 shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Los Angeles Sparks could also use a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 83.1 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 19.6 points and nine rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16 points and five assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won six of their last eight home games.
The Mercury are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games. The Sparks are 18-43-1 ATS in their last 62 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mercury are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles.
It's only a matter of time before the Sparks get back on track and they have no choice with the playoffs right around the corner. The Mercury are downright awful on the road and that will continue to be their downfall here. Have to like the Sparks at home and the cheap line.