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Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics - 8/4/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Mystics at Phoenix Mercury
Date & Time Sunday August 4, 2019, 6:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Phoenix Mercury +6 -- Over/Under: 160
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, MONUMENTAL
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The Washington Mystics and Phoenix Mercury meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Washington Mystics look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Washington Mystics are averaging 86.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 18.1 points and 8.1 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13.3 points and 5.6 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Emma Meesseman is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won seven of their last eight road games.

The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 74.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 41.6 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 19 points and 2.2 assists. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing 3.6 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 85.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won five of their last six home games.

The Mystics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Mercury are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mystics are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings and the over is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings. The under is 8-3 in Mercury last 11 overall. The over is 6-2 in Mystics last 8 overall.

The Washington Mystics are in one of those grooves right now, which includes outscoring teams by an average of 13.8 points while shooting 49.3 percent from the field during their five-game winning streak. The Mystics are winning on the road by an average of 7.2 points on the season. And while the Mercury have been playing better and have been covering these numbers in  the underdog role, they're banged up again, and that includes Diana Taurasi likely being out. I have to eat the chalk with the way the Washington Mystics are playing and the injuries to Phoenix. 

Pick:
Washington Mystics -6

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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