Atlanta Dream vs. Phoenix Mercury - 9/3/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercury vs. Dream
WNBA Basketball: Sunday September 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Mercury -9 -- Over/Under: 162 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Dream and Phoenix Mercury meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on Twitter.
The Atlanta Dream look to end the season on a high note after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 79.9 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 82.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 16.3 points and 3.9 rebounds while Brittney Sykes is averaging 13.4 points and 1.9 assists. Layshia Clarendon is the third double-digit scorer and Elizabeth Williams is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost 10 straight road games.
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The Phoenix Mercury look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 81.7 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 82.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 21.2 points and 7.7 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.3 points and 2.7 assists. Leilani Mitchell is dishing 3.6 assists and Camille Little is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have split their last 10 home games.
The Dream are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Mercury are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Phoenix Mercury would love to get a victory here to build some confidence heading into the playoffs. And while this may feel like a lot of points, the Dream threw their season away a long time ago, as they're not winning outright or covering these big numbers they've been getting. I have no choice but to take the Mercury in a blowout victory.