Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix Mercury - 9/6/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercury vs. Storm
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)
The Line: Mercury -4.5 -- Over/Under: 160 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Storm and Phoenix Mercury meet Wednesday in WNBA playoffs action at the Wells Fargo Arena on ESPN2.
The Seattle Storm ended the regular season winning five of their last eight games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 82.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 82.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 19.9 points and 8.7 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 17.7 points and 3.4 assists. Crystal Langhorne is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 6.6 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have split their last six road games.
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The Phoenix Mercury ended their regular season splitting their last 14 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 81.9 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 81.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 21.9 points and 7.6 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 17.9 points and 2.7 assists. Monique Currie is the third double-digit scorer and Leilani Mitchell is dishing 3.6 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have split their last six home games.
The Storm are 9-22-1 ATS in their last 32 Wednesday games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Mercury are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record. The Storm are 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Phoenix, 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings and the under is 24-11 in the last 35 meetings.
The Mercury just beat the Storm on the road about a week ago, and I've said all season long that Seattle isn't the same team on the road as it is at home. In fact, the Storm are being outscored by 2.4 points on the road this season while allowing 46 percent shooting. The Mercury ended the season with three straight victories, have players who have been here done that in the playoffs and won two of the three regular season games against the Storm. While I like Seattle as a team overall, I have to lay the small line with Phoenix at home.