Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics - 8/28/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics - 8/28/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury

Friday, August 28, 2020 at 10:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: Phoenix Mercury -3 -- Over/Under: 168 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Mystics and Phoenix Mercury meet Friday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.

The Washington Mystics need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 81.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 83.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Aerial Powers is averaging 16.3 points and 2.5 assists while Myisha Hines-Allen is averaging 16.2 points and 8.4 rebounds. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Emma Meesseman is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game.

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The Phoenix Mercury need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 86.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 86 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 17.7 points and 7.5 rebounds. Bria Hartley is the third double-digit scorer and Skylar Diggins-Smith is dishing four assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.

The Mystics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Mercury are 17-6 ATS in their last 23 Friday games, 13-6 ATS in their last 19 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Mercury last 5 overall. The over is 22-8 in the last 30 meetings.

The Washington Mystics aren't winning and aren't covering, the definition of a team you should be fading. The Phoenix Mercury have had their issues as well, but they've shown more signs of life and have the talent to go on a run. I've said it before, but I'm not ready to write off the Mercury, as there's a lot of ability with this club. I'll gladly lay the bucket with the Mercury.

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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Mercury -3

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.