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Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream - 8/16/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Dream at Phoenix Mercury
Date & Time Friday August 16, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -4 -- Over/Under: 148.5
TV Channel
CBS SPORTS NETWORK
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The Atlanta Dream and Phoenix Mercury meet Friday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Atlanta Dream could use a win here to snap a 10-game losing streak. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 70.8 points on 36.8 percent shooting and allowing 79.4 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 13.9 points and 3.1 rebounds while Brittney Sykes is averaging 10.9 points and 2.6 assists. Elizabeth Williams is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Alex Bentley is dishing 2.8 assists. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 28.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost each of their last seven road games.

The Phoenix Mercury could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75.6 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 19.4 points and seven rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18 points and 7.4 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Yvonne Turner is dishing 2.5 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 86.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won four of their last six home games.

The Dream are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Mercury are 14-4 ATS in their last 18 Friday games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Phoenix and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Mercury last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in Dream last 4 overall.

The Atlanta Dream lose by an average of 9.8 points on the road this season and are losing by an average of 7.8 points in their last five games while shooting 36.5 percent from the field. The Phoenix Mercury are due for a breakout performance and they've been solid ATS as of late with covers in six of their last eight tries. I'll lay the reasonable chalk. 

Pick:
Phoenix Mercury -4

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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