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Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury - 7/10/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Phoenix Mercury at Washington Mystics
Date & Time Wednesday July 10, 2019, 11:30 AM (EDT)
Location
Capital One Arena
Washington, DC
The Line
The Line: Washington Mystics -8 -- Over/Under: 155.5
TV Channel
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The Phoenix Mercury and Washington Mystics meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Phoenix Mercury look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 73.7 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 19.6 points and 7.5 rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18.5 points and 2.8 assists. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing 3.2 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 84.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have lost four of their last six road games.

The Washington Mystics look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 86.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 15.2 points and 7.7 rebounds while Emma Meesseman is averaging 13.3 points and 2.3 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Ariel Atkins is dishing 1.3 assists. The Washington Mystics are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 87.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won four of their last five home games.

The Mercury are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest, 17-7-1 ATS in their last 25 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Mystics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mercury are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 8-3 in Mystics last 11 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 6-2 in Mercury last 8 overall.

The road team has won each of the last four meetings between the Mercury and Mystics. And while this is a very early game for a west coast team, it's the Mercury that is actually entering this contest playing their best ball of the season, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 6.4 points and allowing just 39.2 percent shooting. We'll see if this success can carry over to the road, but this feels like too many points to pass up in a very early start. 

Pick:
Phoenix Mercury +8

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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