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Phoenix Mercury vs. Chicago Sky - 8/25/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Sky at Phoenix Mercury
Date & Time Sunday August 25, 2019, 6:00 PM (EDT)
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -5 -- Over/Under:
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The Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Chicago Sky look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 82.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 81.5 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Diamond DeShields is averaging 15.3 points and 5.7 rebounds while Allie Quigley is averaging 14 points and 2.6 assists. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have split their last eight road games.

The Phoenix Mercury need a victory here after losing six of their last nine games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75.9 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 19.6 points and seven rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 19 points and 7.7 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Yvonne Turner is dishing 2.5 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 86.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won five of their last seven home games.

The Sky are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Mercury are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Mercury last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The over is 8-1 in Sky last 9 overall.

Even with players back, the Phoenix Mercury aren't playing well enough to lay decent sized chalk, even if they're at home. The Chicago Sky have quietly been a pretty good basketball team as of late, and they're coming off an impressive win over the Washington Mystics as 8.5-point underdogs. The Sky can score enough to give the Mercury a scare. Give me the free buckets. 

Chicago Sky +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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