Indiana Fever at Phoenix Mercury
|Date & Time||Friday June 28, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
Talking Stick Resort Arena
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -5.5 -- Over/Under: 154
CBS SPORTS NETWORK
The Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury meet Friday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Indiana Fever could use a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Indiana Fever are averaging 77.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 14.8 points and 2.3 assists while Erica Wheeler is averaging 12.8 points and 5.8 assists. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Natalie Achonwa is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 83.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have split their last six road games.
The Phoenix Mercury also need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 72.9 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 20.9 points and 3.4 assists while Brittney Griner is averaging 16.4 points and 7.4 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing 3.6 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 83.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 41.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won two of their last three home games.
The Fever are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games playing on 2 days rest. The Mercury are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 Friday games, 17-7 ATS in their last 24 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Fever are 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Phoenix and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 9-4 in Mercury last 13 home games. The under is 7-3 in Fever last 10 games playing on 2 days rest.
Both of these teams have had their fair share of issues this season, but it's the Mercury that you should still have confidence in righting the ship. The Phoenix Mercury have yet to play their best ball and it's only a matter of time before things start flowing offensively. The Fever are who they are, a club that competes but doesn't have enough horses to find games. The Mercury have won eight of the last nine meetings against the Fever. I'll lay the reasonable chalk in a game they should cruise.