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Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury - 6/30/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Phoenix Mercury (12-5) vs. Washington Mystics (10-5)
Date & Time Saturday June 30, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Washington Mystics -2 -- Over/Under: 166.5
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WNBA | Phoenix Mercury (12-5) vs. Washington Mystics (10-5)
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The Phoenix Mercury and Washington Mystics meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Capital One Arena. 

The Phoenix Mercury look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 83.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 79.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 19.6 points and 7.9 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 20.6 points and five assists. DeWanna Bonner is the third double-digit scorer and Sancho Lyttle is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won seven of their last eight road games.

The Washington Mystics look for another victory to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Washington Mystics are averaging 84.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 81.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19.9 points and 6.4 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 14.5 points and 4.2 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Currie is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 83.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have split their last six home games.

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

Getting a free bucket with the Phoenix Mercury seems like a steal given the way they've played recently and the fact they're one of the hottest teams in the league. However, the Washington Mystics are catching the Mercury on the end of a back to back, and they're outscoring teams by 9.6 points in their last five games. The Mystics are an offensive powerhouse that hit Phoenix for 103 points on the road last month. You can make a strong case for either side, but I'll lay the bucket with the rested team at home.

Washington Mystics -2

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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