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Phoenix Mercury vs. Dallas Wings 5/19/22 WNBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Dallas Wings vs. Phoenix Mercury
May 19, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Phoenix -4
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The Phoenix Mercury and Dallas Wings face off on Thursday in a WNBA showdown at the Footprint Center. When these two teams faced off on January 11th it was the Wings that secured the 77-59 victory. 

The Dallas Wings come into this game with a 2-2 record overall, and they are coming off a disappointing loss in their last game against the Washington Mystics. The offense only scored 68 points, but even worse was the defense, which gave up 84 points. The Wings are averaging 75.5 points, while their defense is giving up 76.8 points per game. The defense overall is ranked 4th, but the offense is 11th. Their offensive rating is 97.3 points, while their defense rating is 98.9. Arike Ogunbowale has been the top player for the Wings, averaging 15.3 points, but she is only shooting 32.8 percent from the field. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Phoenix Mercury, who sits with a 2-2 record overall, and they are coming off a disappointing loss in their last game. The defense struggled in the last game against the Las Vegas Aces, giving up 86 points, and that led to the 12-point defeat. Two games ago against the Seattle Storm, the defense only gave up 64 points, and that led to the victory. Phoenix is averaging 82 points, while their defense is giving up 83.3 points per game. The offensive rating for this team is 103.2 and in this game, if they want to win it’s going to need to be the defense that is good. 

The defense for the Wings really struggled in the last game, giving up 84 points, and the Mercury’s defense gave up 86 points. I don’t trust either of these defenses, and that is going to lead to both offenses finding success. Look for a high-scoring game, and the over is going to cash. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:
Over 161.5

Shane Mickle

I have been following sports for as long as I can remember and started writing about them back in high school. My favorite sports include MLB, NBA, NFL, CFB, CBB, and the UFC. Follow me on Twitter at @shanemickle

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