Phoenix Mercury at Chicago Sky WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/24/2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
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The Phoenix Mercury travel to Wintrust Arena to play the Chicago Sky on Sunday, June 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 8.5 point favorites.
The Mercury have a record of 10-4. They are 3rd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 4.4 as they average 83.5 points per game while giving up 79.2 per contest. The Sky have an overall mark of 3-9. They are 5th in the Eastern Conference. They total 76.2 points per contest and give up 86.7, which is a point differential of -10.5.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Phoenix Mercury are 3-4 against the spread
The Phoenix Mercury are 5-1 against the over/under
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Chicago Sky are 2-3-1 against the spread
The Chicago Sky are 3-7-1 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
No key injuries to report
Diana Taurasi comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Mercury. She pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 42% while her free throw percentage is currently at 97%. Brittney Griner averages 20.4 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.6 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 59% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Diamond DeShields averages 12.6 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Allie Quigley averages 14.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 83.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 31.4 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 12.5 per game. The Mercury allow 79.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 15.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 11th in the league with 76.2 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -10.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.9 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.8. The Sky are 3rd in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Sky surrender 86.7 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.1 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per game this season.
The Mercury are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 102.7, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 7th. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 77.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA. Phoenix is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 10th in the WNBA.
Chicago is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 1st in the WNBA. The Sky are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 98.1 is ranked 1st. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 76.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? WNBA game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix +8.5 and under 166 points
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