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Atlanta Dream vs. Phoenix Mercury - 7/12/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Mercury vs. Dream
Date & Time Wednesday July 12, 2017, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: Mercury -7 -- Over/Under: 161
TV Channel
League Pass, FSAZ
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The Atlanta Dream and Phoenix Mercury meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Atlanta Dream look for a big road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 79.4 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 80.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 16.6 points and 4.5 rebounds while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 11.1 points and 6.6 assists. Bria Holmes is the third double-digit scorer and Elizabeth Williams is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 26.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 29.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost five of their last six road games. 

The Phoenix Mercury hope to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 82.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 22.4 points and 8.4 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.1 points and 2.7 assists. Leilani Mitchell is dishing 3.8 assists and Danielle Robinson is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won four of their last six home games.

The Dream are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Mercury are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Phoenix.

The Atlanta Dream can't win on the road this season and have lost seven of their last nine games against the Mercury. The Phoenix Mercury are also finally playing consistent basketball that includes outscoring teams by six points and shooting 48.3 percent from the field in their last five games. I'll lay the chalk here. 

Pick:
Phoenix Mercury -7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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