Phoenix Mercury vs. Seattle Storm - 9/11/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix Mercury
Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury +4.5 -- Over/Under: 165 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Seattle Storm and Phoenix Mercury meet Friday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Seattle Storm look for a win after winning 15 of their last 17 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 86.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 19.5 points and 8.1 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 14.6 points and 2.4 rebounds. Sue Bird is dishing 4.8 assists and Alysha Clark is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Mercury look for another victory after winning seven of their last eight games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 86.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 83.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 19 points and 4.4 rebounds while Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 17.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Bria Hartley is dishing 4.5 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.
The Storm are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Friday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mercury are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Friday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Storm are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Seattle Storm are the better team here, but they've also come up short when covering numbers over the last couple of weeks. The Phoenix Mercury are an extremely talented team that's hard to fade in the underdog role, and they're coming off a confidence boosting victory over the Sun that included a half court three from Skylar Diggins-Smith. I don't turn down free buckets with the Mercury often and I won't do it here.