Indiana Fever at Phoenix Mercury WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/10/2018
Friday, August 10, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Indiana Fever travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Mercury on Friday, August 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 12.5 point favorites.
The Fever head into this matchup with a mark of 5-24. They are 6th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -9.0 as they average 75.3 points per contest while giving up 84.3 per game. The Mercury have a record of 16-14. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 1.3 as they average 84.5 points per game while giving up 83.3 per contest.
Valuable Indiana Fever Betting Trends
The Indiana Fever are 11-18 against the spread
The Indiana Fever are 14-14-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Phoenix Mercury are 17-13 against the spread
The Phoenix Mercury are 16-14 against the over/under
Key Indiana Fever Injuries
05/26/18 G Shenise Johnson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
07/03/18 F Sancho Lyttle ACL is out for season
Candice Dupree comes into this game averaging 14.2 points per contest while being on the court 31.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Fever. She grabs 6.5 rebounds per contest and hands out 1.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 50% while her free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kelsey Mitchell averages 12.8 points per game in 25.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.6 assists per contest and 1.6 rebounds per game for Indiana. Her field goal percentage is 35% for the year while her free throw percentage is 81%.
Brittney Griner averages 20.8 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 54% and her free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Diana Taurasi averages 20.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 75.3 points per game this season, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They average 32.4 rebounds per contest and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 11.8 per game. The Fever allow 84.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 4th in the league with 84.5 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 32.1 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 20.1. The Mercury are 7th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Mercury surrender 83.3 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 17.3 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season.
The Fever are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 97.1 is ranked 2nd. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 76.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. Indiana is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 1st in the WNBA.
Phoenix is 5th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 10th in the league. The Mercury are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 78 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 3rd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix -12.5
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