Phoenix Mercury vs. New York Liberty
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: New York Liberty +11 -- Over/Under: 168.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Phoenix Mercury and New York Liberty meet Sunday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Phoenix Mercury look for another win to get back to a .500 record. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 92.7 points on 50.5 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 51 percent shooting. Bria Hartley is averaging 17.3 points and 4.3 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Skylar Diggins-Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Diana Taurasi is dishing five assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 41.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 46.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game.
The New York Liberty could use a win here to rebound from an 0-3 record. The New York Liberty are averaging 76.3 points on 38.9 percent shooting and allowing 88 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 18.3 points and four assists while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 15.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. Jazmine Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jocelyn Willoughby is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 26.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.
The Mercury are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Liberty are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games as an underdog, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Mercury last 5 overall. The over is 7-3-1 in Liberty last 11 overall. The Mercury are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
This is a lot of points to lay, but the Phoenix Mercury are one of the better teams in the league and found their footing their last time out. The New York Liberty had major issues scoring through three games and are now down their top scorer in star rookie Sabrina Ionescu. The Mercury should have a field day in this one.