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Las Vegas Aces vs. Phoenix Mercury - 6/17/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Phoenix Mercury (9-3) vs. Las Vegas Aces (3-8)
Date & Time Sunday June 17, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Las Vegas Aces +6.5 -- Over/Under: 163.5
TV Channel
NBA TV, AT&T SPORTSNET - ROCKY MOUNTAIN
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WNBA | Phoenix Mercury (9-3) vs. Las Vegas Aces (3-8)
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The Phoenix Mercury and Las Vegas Aces meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.

The Phoenix Mercury look for another victory to build on their impressive seven-game winning streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 82.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 79.7 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 20.8 points and 7.3 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 19.5 points and 4.4 assists. DeWanna Bonner is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing 4.2 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 86.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won four straight road games.

The Las Vegas Aces look for their second home win of the season to rebound from a 3-8 record. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 79.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 85.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 20.5 points and 7.3 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 15.8 points and 2.6 assists. Nia Coffey is the third double-digit scorer and Tamera Young is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have lost two of their last three home games.

The Mercury are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Aces are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mercury are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings, the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Las Vegas and the under is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings.

The Phoenix Mercury are on fire right now and just blew the doors off a quality Suns club. However, the Mercury are on the end of a back to back and are going on the road where they're only outscoring teams by 3.8 points. The Las Vegas Aces are playing their best ball of the season, as the offense has picked up recently, and they're actually outscoring teams by 0.8 points in their last five games. This is also a rare home game for Las Vegas, as this young group has spent much of the season on the road. Not to mention, the Aces may not win many games, but they have been kind when it comes to the number. There's value with the points here.

Pick:
Las Vegas Aces +6.5

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