Phoenix Mercury (11-5) vs. Indiana Fever (1-14)
|Date & Time||Friday June 29, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Indiana Fever +9 -- Over/Under: 158.5
The Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever meet Friday in WNBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Phoenix Mercury look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 83.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 79.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 19.6 points and 7.9 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 20.6 points and five assists. DeWanna Bonner is the third double-digit scorer and Sancho Lyttle is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won six of their last seven road games.
The Indiana Fever could use a win here to rebound from an awful 1-14 record. The Indiana Fever are averaging 76.6 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 83.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 15.8 points and 2.5 assists while Candice Dupree is averaging 13.2 points and 6.5 rebounds. Tiffany Mitchell is dishing 2.9 assists and Natalie Achonwa is gabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost seven of their last eight home games.
The Mercury are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Fever are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games. The Mercury are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Indiana.
The Indiana Fever continue to lose games, but they compete and play hard, and they're only being outscored by 3.4 points in their last five games. There has been value taking the points with Indiana and this team is 7-8 ATS this season, so you can make money with the Fever picking your spots. The Phoenix Mercury have been in a lot of close games this season and should be focused just on getting the victory with a road game against Washington tomorrow. Better games on the card, but I'll take the points if forced to pick.