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Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics - 5/30/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Mystics (4-1) vs. Phoenix Mercury (2-2)
Date & Time Wednesday May 30, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -5 -- Over/Under: 164.5
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The Washington Mystics and Phoenix Mercury meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Washington Mystics look to rebound from their first loss of the season after a 4-0 start. The Washington Mystics are averaging 83.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 77.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 16.5 points and 7.3 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 15.2 points and three assists. Tianna Hawkins is the third double-digit scorer and Ariel Atkins is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have lost four of their last six road games.

The Phoenix Mercury look for a feel good home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 79 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 81.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 19.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 18 points and 1.5 assists. DeWanna Bonner is the third double-digit scorer and Sancho Lyttle is dishing 1.5 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 86.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.5 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have split their last six home games.

The Mystics are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 vs. Western Conference and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest. The Mercury are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Mystics are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix, 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The are on the end of the first back-to-back of the season and may or may not be without Elena Delle Donne again. The Phoenix Mercury are off to a bit of a shaky start in their first four games, but they're still one of the more balanced teams in the league and should be able to beat up on a team that played late last night. I'll lay the reasonable number against a Mystics squad that doesn't play defense and may be without their best player.

Phoenix Mercury -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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