Phoenix Mercury vs. Dallas Wings
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Dallas Wings +4 -- Over/Under: 165.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Phoenix Mercury and Dallas Wings meet Monday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Phoenix Mercury look for a statement win after winning four of their last five games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 88.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 85.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Bria Hartley is averaging 18.2 points and four rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 17.9 points and 7.1 rebounds. Diana Taurasi is the third double-digit scorer and Skylar Diggins-Smith is dishing four assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Wings look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The Dallas Wings are averaging 80.9 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 83.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Arike Ogunbowale is averaging 20.1 points and 2.9 assists while Satou Sabally is averaging 11.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Allisha Gray is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Tyasha Harris is dishing 4.2 assists. The Dallas Wings are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.
The Mercury are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wings are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference. The under is 5-1 in Mercury last 6 games as a favorite. The under is 5-0 in Wings last 5 overall. The Mercury are 5-12 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Dallas.
The Phoenix Mercury are starting to find their stride, and the defensive effort has improved a bit during this winning stretch. The Dallas Wings have been hit or miss through their first few games and they can have trouble finding success in the half court offense. As long as the Mercury hit their shots t an average clip, they're going to win this game comfortably. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with Phoenix.