Phoenix Mercury vs. Indiana Fever - 9/3/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indiana Fever vs. Phoenix Mercury
Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 10:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -6.5 --- Over/Under: 170.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury meet Thursday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Indiana Fever need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Indiana Fever are averaging 80.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 87.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 18.5 points and 2.8 assists while Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 14 points and 3.8 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Teaira McCowan is grabbing seven rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Mercury look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 86.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 84.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 17.7 points and 7.5 rebounds. Skylar Diggins-Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Bria Hartley is dishing 4.5 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
The Fever are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mercury are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS win. The over is 5-1 in Mercury last 6 games as a favorite. The Fever are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Indiana Fever aren't winning and aren't covering, and they're not good enough on either side of the ball to hang with the explosive Mercury. The Phoenix Mercury are a team we've cashed a few times over the last week in the underdog role, and they're starting to put things together with four straight wins. I told you don't give up on the Mercury just yet and here we are. I'll eat the chalk.