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Indiana Fever vs. Phoenix Mercury - 7/15/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Phoenix Mercury (14-8) vs. Indiana Fever (2-19)
Date & Time Sunday July 15, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Indiana Fever +9 -- Over/Under: 164
TV Channel
NBA TV, WNDY, FSAZ+
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WNBA | Phoenix Mercury (14-8) vs. Indiana Fever (2-19)
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The Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Phoenix Mercury need a victory here in order to snap a three-game losing streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 82.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 80.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 20 points and 7.1 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 20 points and 4.7 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 85.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have split their last eight road games.

The Indiana Fever could use a feel good victory in order to rebound from a brutal 2-19 record. The Indiana Fever are averaging 75.3 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 84.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 13.9 points and 2.5 assists while Candice Dupree is averaging 12.5 points and 6.4 rebounds. Cappie Pondexter is the third double-digit scorer and Natalie Achonwa is gabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost four straight home games.

The Mercury are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Fever are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mercury are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Indiana, 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Phoenix Mercury aren't the same team they were a few weeks ago, but they've been a covering machine on the road this season and have won five of the last six meetings against the Fever. The Mercury just beat the Fever by 18 points on the road a couple of weeks ago. The Indiana Fever have been getting big numbers recently and aren't exactly covering them, as they've covered just one of their last eight games. There was value in taking those numbers, but now it seems like it's burning money. Give me the Mercury in a blowout.

Pick:
Phoenix Mercury -9

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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