Chicago Sky at Phoenix Mercury WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/8/2018
Friday, June 8, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Chicago Sky travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Mercury on Friday, June 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 10.5 point favorites.
The Sky head into this matchup with a mark of 3-3. They are 4th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -5.5 as they average 80.5 points per contest while giving up 86.0 per game. The Mercury have an overall record of 5-3. They are 4th in the Western Conference. They average 82.8 points per game and surrender 82.5, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Chicago Sky are 2-2 against the spread
The Chicago Sky are 3-2 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Phoenix Mercury are 1-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Mercury are 4-1 against the over/under
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
06/06/18 G Allie Quigley Hip is "?" Friday vs Phoenix Mercury
06/03/18 C Stefanie Dolson Hamstring is "?" Friday vs Phoenix Mercury
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
No key injuries to report
Allie Quigley comes into this game averaging 19.3 points per contest while being on the court 27.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Sky. She grabs 2.0 rebounds per contest and hands out 3.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 61% while her free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Diamond DeShields averages 15.3 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 89%.
Brittney Griner averages 21.0 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 58% and her free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Diana Taurasi averages 18.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage is 97%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 80.5 points per game this season, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They average 36.3 rebounds per contest and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.0 per game. The Sky allow 86.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 5th in the league with 82.8 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 27.9 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 20.25. The Mercury are 10th in turnovers per game with 12.3. The Mercury surrender 82.5 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 15.9 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Sky are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 99.6 is ranked 5th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. Chicago is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 9th in the WNBA.
Phoenix is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 8th in the WNBA. The Mercury are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 3rd. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 76.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix -10.5
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