Chicago Sky (8-17) vs. Phoenix Mercury (15-10)
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 25, 2018, 3:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -5 -- Over/Under: 170
The Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Chicago Sky could use a feel good victory here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 82.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 90 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 15.9 points and 2.6 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 13.4 points and 4.8 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have lost four straight road games.
The Phoenix Mercury could also use a bounce back victory after losing five of their last six games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 83.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 80.9 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 20.3 points and 4.8 assists while Brittney Griner is averaging 20.2 points and 7.4 rebounds. DeWanna Bonner is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing three assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 84.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have split their last eight home games.
The Sky are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 vs. Western Conference, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mercury are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
We've been fading the Chicago Sky all season long and it's paid off, as this team can't cover much of anything. So, even with the Mercury withoug Leilani Mitchell and Diana Taurasi, I'll lay the reasonable chalk. I'm not backing the Sky unless they're getting a crazy line against a team that doesn't deserve it.