Phoenix Mercury vs. New York Liberty - 8/18/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Phoenix Mercury vs. New York Liberty - 8/18/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

New York Liberty at Phoenix Mercury

Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM (Talking Stick Resort Arena)

The Line: Phoenix Mercury -5.5 -- Over/Under: 156.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The New York Liberty need a win here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The New York Liberty are averaging 77 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 84.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17 points and 7.5 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 14 points and two assists. Asia Durr is dishing 1.7 assists and Amanda Zahui B. is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost their last six road games.

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The Phoenix Mercury also need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75.7 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 42 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 19.4 points and seven rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18 points and 7.3 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Yvonne Turner is dishing 2.6 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 86 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won five of their last seven home games.

The Liberty are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mercury are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Liberty are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 7-1 in Mercury last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-1-1 in Liberty last 6 overall.

The New York Liberty are unbackable in their current form, as they've lost seven straight, and they're losing by an average of 7.8 points on the road this season and 12.2 points in their last five games overall. The Phoenix Mercury are due for a breakout performance in order to save their season and they are 7-5 ATS at home. Even with a roster that's missing some key players, the Mercury should be able to beat up on the Liberty like many teams in the past have done. 

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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Mercury -5.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.