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Dallas Wings vs. Phoenix Mercury - 6/20/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Phoenix Mercury at Dallas Wings
Date & Time Thursday June 20, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
College Park Center
Arlington, Texas
The Line
The Line: Dallas Wings +5.5 -- Over/Under: 145
TV Channel
CBS SPORTS NETWORK
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The Phoenix Mercury and Dallas Wings meet Thursday in WNBA action at the College Park Center.

The Phoenix Mercury could use a win after losing three of their last four games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 74.5 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 23.8 points and 3.8 assists while Brittney Griner is averaging 17.7 points and 7.5 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is grabbing two rebounds and Briann January is dishing 3.5 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 85.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 46.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have lost three of their last four road games.

The Dallas Wings look for a victory to rebound from a rough 1-5 record. The Dallas Wings are averaging 68 points on 37.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Kayla Thornton is averaging 10.7 points and 5.7 rebounds while Allisha Gray is averaging 10.2 points and 2.3 assists. Arike Ogunbowale is dishing 1.2 assists and Glory Johnson is grabbing seven rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 26.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have lost two of their last three home games.

The Mercury are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wings are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Mercury are 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Dallas and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 6-0 in Wings last 6 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Mercury last 8 vs. Western Conference.

We know Dallas has issues scoring the basketball and the under has hit in all six of their games, but this line feels too low. The Mercury and Wings have a history of playing high scoring games, and that includes a team topping 100 points in four of the last six meetings. The Mercury also haven't been the best defensive team as of late, and they're certainly capable of shooting better than what they have these past few games. I'll side with history here and back the over on a low total.

Pick:
Over 145

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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