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Phoenix Mercury vs. Dallas Wings - 8/10/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dallas Wings at Phoenix Mercury
Date & Time Saturday August 10, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -9 -- Over/Under: 145.5
TV Channel
League Pass
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The Dallas Wings and Phoenix Mercury meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Dallas Wings could use a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Dallas Wings are averaging 69.3 points on 38.1 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Arike Ogunbowale is averaging 14.9 points and 2.3 rebounds while Kayla Thornton is averaging 10.7 points and 1.9 assists. Allisha Gray is dishing 2.7 assists and Isabelle Harrison is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have lost all 11 road games this season.

The Phoenix Mercury look for a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 42 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 19.7 points and 7.1 rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing 3.6 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 86.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won their last four home games.

The Wings are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-15 ATS in their last 19 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mercury are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Mercury last 5 overall. The under is 20-6-2 in Wings last 28 overall.

The Dallas Wings have lost all 11 road games this season where they lose by an average of 12.9 points and shoot 36.5 percent from the field. The Phoenix Mercury are playing some of their best ball of the season as of late, which includes averaging 85.4 points in their last five games and shooting 47.7 percent from the field. Based on the Wings struggles on the road, I'm almost forced to eat the chalk with the Mercury. 

Pick:
Phoenix Mercury -9

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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