New York Liberty vs. Phoenix Mercury
Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -12.5 -- Over/Under: 166.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury meet Saturday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The New York Liberty need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The New York Liberty are averaging 74.1 points on 38 percent shooting and allowing 89.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 18.3 points and four assists while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 12.5 points and 2.9 rebounds. Kia Nurse is the third double-digit scorer and Amanda Zahui B. is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Mercury look for another victory to build on their five-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 Liberty are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Phoenix and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
I told you guys that the Phoenix Mercury had a run in them and continue backing them in these underdog spots, and now they've won five straight and are getting these insane numbers from oddsmakers. This is where we lean toward the other side. The New York Liberty are young and aren't giving us the results we want, but they've been competitive lately, which includes having around with the Dream, Sun, and beating the Sky outright. The Liberty aren't winning, but they're gaining experience and the play has improved.
Give me the boatload of points.