Storm vs. Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Friday June 23, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Key Arena)
The Line: Storm -4 -- Over/Under: 161.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm meet Friday in WNBA action at the Key Arena.
The Phoenix Mercury look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 81.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 78.4 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 22.9 points and eight rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.3 points and 2.2 assists. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Danielle Robinson is dishing five assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 28 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won three of their last five road games.
The Seattle Storm could also use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 82.4 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 80.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jewell Loyd is averaging 18.4 points and 3.4 assists while Breanna Stewart is averaging 17.3 points and 8.7 rebounds. Crystal Langhorne is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 7.8 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 85.8 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won five of their last seven home games.
Will update with trends once/if they're released.
The home team has won four of the last five meetings between the Mercury and the Storm, and the Seattle Storm are still one of the better home teams in the league dating back to last season. The Mercury are getting outscored by five points on the road this season and have been realy tough to trust overall, as the ups and downs are really frustrating. I've backed the Storm at home all season, and it's paid off, so I'm going to do the same thing here.