Phoenix Mercury (7-3) vs. Dallas Wings (4-3)
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 12, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Dallas Wings PK -- Over/Under: 169.5
The Phoenix Mercury and Dallas Wings meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the College Park Center.
The Phoenix Mercury look to keep the ball rolling while building on their five-game winning streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 83.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 80.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 21.1 points and 7.5 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 19.4 points and 4.5 assists. DeWanna Bonner is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing four assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 85.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won four of their last five road games.
The Dallas Wings look for a statement home victory after winning four of their last six games. The Dallas Wings are averaging 85.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 82.4 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 23 points and six assists while Elizabeth Cambage is averaging 20.4 points and 10.6 rebounds. Karima Christmas-Kelly is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Kayla Thornton is dishing two assists. The Dallas Wings are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The Mercury are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 Tuesday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wings are 34-15-3 ATS in their last 52 Tuesday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Mercury are 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Dallas, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas.
The Phoenix Mercury have won four of the last five meetings against the Dallas Wings, including an eight-point win earlier this season. The Mercury are also one of the hotter teams in the league right now, outscoring teams by 9.2 points in their last five games when shooting almost 48 percent from the field. The Dallas Wings still have defensive issues, and that's prevented them from taking that next step and consistently being put in that next tier. Even on the road, in a pick em game, I'm siding with the better team. Give me the Mercury.