New York Liberty vs. Phoenix Mercury
June 13, 2021 6:00 pm EDT
The Phoenix Mercury and New York Liberty face off on Sunday in a WNBA basketball showdown at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Phoenix Mercury come into this game with a 5-5 record which puts them in 4th place in the Western Conference. The Mercury are still without Diana Taurasi and it’s starting to really catch up with them. In the last game against the Dallas Wings could only manage 59 points and that led to the defeat. On the season the Mercury are averaging 78.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 80.4 points per game. Skyler DIggins-Smith has been the best player for the Phoenix Mercury averaging 18.8 points while shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 31.8 percent from behind the three-point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the New York Liberty who sit with a 5-4 record which puts them in second place in the WNBA. The New York Liberty got out to a fast start to their season but they are struggling coming into this game having lost three games in a row. In the last game against the Sun, the Liberty’s offense could only manage 64 points and that led to the defeat. On the season, New York is averaging 81.7 points per game but their defense has been a big issue at times giving up 84.8 points. In the last game though it was the offense that struggled, and they need to be better with that in this game.Betnijah Laney has been the best player for the Liberty averaging 20.8 points while shooting 48.9 percent from the field.
I expect both teams are going to struggle to score in this game and that is going to lead to a low-scoring game. This game is going to stay well under the posted total.