Phoenix Mercury at Atlanta Dream WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/8/2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018
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The Phoenix Mercury travel to McCamish Pavilion to play the Atlanta Dream on Sunday, July 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 4 point favorites.
The Mercury have a record of 14-5. They are 3rd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 4.5 as they average 83.8 points per game while giving up 79.3 per contest. The Dream have an overall mark of 8-9. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They total 75.0 points per contest and give up 78.9, which is a point differential of -3.9.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Phoenix Mercury are 4-4 against the spread
The Phoenix Mercury are 6-1 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 3-4 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 5-4-1 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
07/07/18 F Camille Little Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Atlanta Dream
07/03/18 F Sancho Lyttle ACL is out for season
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
07/07/18 G Brittney Sykes Foot is "?" Sunday vs Phoenix Mercury
Diana Taurasi comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Mercury. She pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 44% while her free throw percentage is currently at 96%. Diana Taurasi averages 20.4 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 44% for the year while her free throw percentage is 96%.
Angel McCoughtry averages 16.8 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Angel McCoughtry averages 16.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 83.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 32.1 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.1 per game. The Mercury allow 79.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 16.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 12th in the league with 75.0 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 39%, while their average scoring margin is -3.9. They shoot 27% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Dream are 5th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Dream surrender 78.9 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 19.6 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 37.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Mercury are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 77.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 2nd. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Phoenix is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 10th in the league.
Atlanta is 6th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 12th in the league. The Dream are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 93.8, and their defensive rating of 98.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 80 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 43% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix +4 and under 160 points
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