Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury - 8/23/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics
Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 8:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Washington Mystics +4.5 -- Over/Under: 165.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Mercury and Washington Mystics meet Sunday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Phoenix Mercury need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 86.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 85.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 17.7 points and 7.5 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 16.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. Bria Hartley is the third double-digit scorer and Skylar Diggins-Smith is dishing 4.2 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game.
The Washington Mystics need a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 81 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 83.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Myisha Hines-Allen is averaging 16.7 points and eight rebounds while Aerial Powers is averaging 16.3 points and 2.5 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Emma Meesseman is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game.
The Mercury are 35-17 ATS in their last 52 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mystics are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 Sunday games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 0-8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Mystics last 10 overall. The Mercury are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Washington and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams look quite disappointing at the moment, but it's the Washington Mystics who look like there's no hope at the moment. The injuries are piling up for the Mystics and the team can't do anything right on either side of the ball. The Phoenix Mercury are far more healthy than the Mystics and have an offense that can run circles around the Mystics in their current from. I'll lay the reasonable number with Phoenix.