Indiana Fever at Phoenix Mercury
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 23, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
Talking Stick Resort Arena
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -6.5 -- Over/Under: 151.5
ESPN3, LEAGUE PASS
The Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Indiana Fever could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Indiana Fever are averaging 77.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 79.6 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 13.6 points and 2.4 assists while Erica Wheeler is averaging 11.9 points and 2.8 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Natalie Achonwa is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 72.9 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 18.9 points and 7.2 rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18.5 points and 2.6 assists. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing 3.6 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 84.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won four of their last five home games.
The Fever are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Mercury are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest, 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Fever are 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Phoenix and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Mercury last 4 overall. The under is 6-2 in Fever last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.
The Phoenix Mercury beat the Fever by 22 points when these teams met last month, and they've won nine of the last 10 meetings overall, most in comfortable fashion. The Mercury play their best ball at home, and the Fever enter this contest losing their last five games by an average of 7.4 points while shooting 39.2 percent from the field. I'll lay the somewhat reasonable chalk with the Mercury.