Mercury vs. Sky
WNBA Basketball: Friday June 16, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Mercury -11 -- Over/Under: 163 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury meet Friday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on NBATV.
The Chicago Sky look to win back-to-back games to climb out of a rough 2-7 hole. The Chicago Sky are averaging 76.7 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 84.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 14.8 points and three rebounds while Tamera Young is averaging 14.1 points and 2.3 assists. Stefanie Dolson is the third double-digit scorer and Cappie Pondexter is dishing 7.2 assists. The Chicago Sky are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have split their last four road games.
The Phoenix Mercury look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 83.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 77.1 points on 42 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 22.8 points and 8.4 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.6 points and two assists. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Danielle Robinson is dishing five assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 26.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won six of their last nine home games.
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This is a lot of points to give the Chicago Sky here. Yes, the Sky have been awful, but both of their wins this season have come on the road and all of their road losses have been by 11 or less points. The Phoenix Mercury continue to struggle with consistency and are just 2-3 SU at home. I'm just not to the point with the Mercury where I can lay double-digit points. If forced to bet this game, I'd side with my free buckets with the Sky.