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Chicago Sky vs. Phoenix Mercury - 6/24/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Phoenix Mercury (10-4) vs. Chicago Sky (3-9)
Date & Time Sunday June 24, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Chicago Sky +8.5 -- Over/Under: 166
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The Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Wintrust Arena.

The Phoenix Mercury look for another victory after winning eight of their last nine games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 82.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 79.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 20.2 points and 7.7 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 20.4 points and 4.6 assists. DeWanna Bonner is the third double-digit scorer and Sancho Lyttle is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 86.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won five straight road games.

The Chicago Sky could use a victory here in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Chicago Sky are averaging 76.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 87.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 15.4 points and 2.2 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 12 points and 4.8 rebounds. Cheyenne Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 6.3 assists. The Chicago Sky are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have lost four of their last five home games.

The Mercury are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Sky are 6-18 ATS in their last 24 home games, 2-10 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mercury are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Chicago and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Chicago Sky are being otuscored by 11 points this season, 16.4 points in their last five games and 12 points at home this season. Add the fact the Sky aren't covering games while these losses are piling up, and you can simply make money just blindly fading the Sky regardless of the number. The Phoenix Mercury should be eager to bounce back after losing at home to their rival in the Lynx. The Sky just don't have any betting value until further notice. Give me the Mercury by double digits.

Phoenix Mercury -8.5

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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