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Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury - 7/30/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Phoenix Mercury at Washington Mystics
Date & Time Tuesday July 30, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Entertainment and Sports Arena
Washington, DC
The Line
The Line: Washington Mystics -9.5 -- Over/Under: 158
TV Channel
TWITTER, NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON
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The Phoenix Mercury and Washington Mystics meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.

The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 74.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 19.1 points and 7.2 rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18.7 points and 2.6 assists. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing 3.8 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 85.8 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have split their last six road games.

The Washington Mystics look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 85.5 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 16.5 points and eight rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 12.8 points and 5.7 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Emma Meesseman is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 85.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won five of their last eight home games.

The Mercury are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win, 19-9-1 ATS in their last 29 road games and 8-19 ATS in their last 27 Tuesday games. The Mystics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 Tuesday games. The Mercury are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and the over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 8-3 in Mystics last 11 Tuesday games. The under is 4-1 in Mercury last 5 overall.

The Washington Mystics play their best at home where they win by an average of 13 points and have covered five of their eight tries. However, the Phoenix Mercury are as healthy as they've been all year and are starting to string some wins together with an improved defense. The Mercury also just beat the Mystics earlier this month as 8.5-point underdogs, and the road team has won each of the last five meetings overall. Give me the points with a Phoenix team that's turning things around.

Pick:
Phoenix Mercury +9.5

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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