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Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream - 7/7/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Dream at Phoenix Mercury
Date & Time Sunday July 7, 2019, 6:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -5.5 -- Over/Under: 153
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, WSB NOW
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The Atlanta Dream and Phoenix Mercury meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Atlanta Dream could use a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 70.5 points on 37.8 percent shooting and allowing 79.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 12.8 points and 3.3 rebounds while Brittney Sykes is averaging 11 points and 2.3 assists. Jessica Breland is dishing 1.6 assists and Elizabeth Williams is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost four of their last five road games.

The Phoenix Mercury also need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 74.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 19.2 points and 2.9 assists while Brittney Griner is averaging 18.5 points and 7.1 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing 3.3 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won three of their last five home games.

The Dream are 38-17-1 ATS in their last 56 games playing on 1 days rest, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Mercury are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss, 18-8 ATS in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Dream are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix. The under is 5-2 in Mercury last 7 overall. The over is 5-0 in Dream last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.

The Atlanta Dream enter this contest shooting 38.2 percent from the field in their last five games, and they're losing on the road this season by an average of 9.4 points. The Phoenix Mercury have some losses where they just can't get out of their own way, but they're the more talented team here and have shown an improved offense over their last four games. If the real Mercury come to play, they should cruise in this contest. 

Pick:
Phoenix Mercury -5.5

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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