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Phoenix Mercury vs. Chicago Sky - 6/8/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Sky (3-3) vs. Phoenix Mercury (5-3)
Date & Time Friday June 8, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -10.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, THE U TOO
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The Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury meet Friday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Chicago Sky look for a statement road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Chicago Sky are averaging 80.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 86 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 19.3 points and three assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 15.3 points and 5.2 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Jamierra Faulkner is dishing 4.2 assists. The Chicago Sky are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have split their last two road games.

The Phoenix Mercury look to stay hot while building on their three-game winning streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 83 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 82.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 21 points and 6.5 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.9 points and 4.4 assists. DeWanna Bonner is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing 4.1 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 86.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have lost two of their last three home games.

The Sky are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Mercury are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Friday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 7-3 in Mercury last 10 overall and the over is 4-1 in Sky last 5 overall.

The Chicago Sky don't win many games, but they're decent against the number, especially on the road where they've covered 11 of their last 16 games. The Phoenix Mercury are riding a three-game winning streak, but they're only outscoring teams by 0.5 points on the season and play a ton of close games due to a defense that's been hit or miss. The Sky are also shooting 49.3 percent from the field in two road games this season. The value is with the truckload of points here.

Pick:
Chicago Sky +10.5

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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