Chicago Sky vs. Phoenix Mercury - 8/12/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Sky vs. Phoenix Mercury - 8/12/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Mercury vs. Chicago Sky

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 9:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: Chicago Sky -4 -- Over/Under: 175.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.

The Phoenix Mercury look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 88.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 85 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 18.4 points and 7.9 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 16.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Bria Hartley is the third double-digit scorer and Skylar Diggins-Smith is dishing 4.4 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.

The Chicago Sky look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 86.5 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 86.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Kahleah Copper is averaging 14.5 points and 4.9 rebounds while Allie Quigley is averaging 13.8 points and 2.5 assists. Cheyenne Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Azura Stevens is dishing 1.6 assists. The Chicago Sky are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 39.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.

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The Mercury are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Sky are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 Wednesday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The over is 7-3 in Mercury last 10 overall. The over is 21-6-2 in Sky last 29 overall. The Mercury are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Chicago and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Phoenix Mercury are playing the better basketball right now and are the better team from top to bottom. Why the Mercury continue to be in the underdog role is a bit bizarre. I've been hyping up the Sky all season long, but they've been hit or miss this season and haven't been great defensively. The Phoenix Mercury re more than capable of winning this game outright. Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Mercury +4

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