Phoenix Mercury (3-3) vs. Atlanta Dream (2-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday June 3, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Atlanta Dream -2 -- Over/Under: 161.5
LEAGUE PASS, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST - ATLANTA
The Phoenix Mercury and Atlanta Dream meet Sunday in WNBA action at the McCamish Pavilion.
The Phoenix Mercury look for a big road victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 84.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 85.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 20.8 points and 6.5 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.3 points and 3.2 assists. DeWanna Bonner is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing four assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 85.8 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 40.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.3 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won two of their last three road games.
The Atlanta Dream also need a win here in order to get a game above a .500 record. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 76.2 points on 38.4 percent shooting and allowing 79 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.5 points and 2.3 assists while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 15 points and 5.5 rebounds. Brittney Sykes is grabbing 2.3 rebounds and Renee Montgomery is dishing 3.8 assists. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 28.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost five of their last eight home games.
The Mercury are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The Dream are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Mercury are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta.
We're getting a free bucket with the better team, which is something you should almost never turn down. Scoring for the Atlanta Dream this season has been like pulling teeth, and that's not going to get the job done against a Mercury club that has everybody shooting a good percentage from the field. The Mercury have also won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Dream. I'm not sure how you trun down two free points here.