Phoenix Mercury at Indiana Fever
September 6, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Phoenix -9.5 / Total: 158.5
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The Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury face off on Monday in a WNBA basketball showdown at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. These two teams faced off on Saturday and the Mercury were able to win 87-65.
The Fever kept it close for the first half, but in the second half they were outscored 36-9 and that led to the victory. Brittney Griner was the best player for Phoenix putting up 22 points and five rebounds. Kelsey and Tiffany Mitchell combined for 35 points for Indiana.
The Indiana Fever come into this game with a 6-20 record overall which puts them in last place in the Eastern Conference. The Fever have lost two of their last three games, and the biggest issue for this team has been with their defense. Each of the last two losses the Fever has given up 87 points. Coming into this game the Indiana Fever are averaging 74.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 84 points per game. Kelsey Mitchell has been the best player for Indiana averaging 16.7 points while shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from deep. Tiffany Mitchell is also averaging 12 points while shooting 41.9 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Phoenix Mercury who sit with a 17-10 record overall which puts them in 4th place in the Western Conference. The Mercury have won eight games in a row and it’s been the offense that has been the difference for this team. The Mercury on the season are averaging 82.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 79 points per game. Brittney Griner has been the start for the Mercury and she is averaging 20.7 points while shooting 57.4 percent from the field. In this game for Phoenix, it’s going to be about the offense running up the score early.
The Mercury had no issues on Saturday when these two teams faced off, and it won’t be any different in this game. Look for Phoenix to run up the score and Indiana won’t have the offense to keep up. Back Phoenix to cover the spread.