Phoenix Mercury at Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/13/2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
Mohegan Sun Arena
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The Phoenix Mercury travel to Mohegan Sun Arena to play the Connecticut Sun on Friday, July 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 4.5 point favorites.
The Mercury have a record of 14-7. They are 3rd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 4.0 as they average 83.1 points per game while giving up 79.1 per contest. The Sun have an overall mark of 10-10. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They total 86.5 points per contest and give up 82.6, 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 6-2 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 4-3 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 1-5 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
07/12/18 G Diana Taurasi Illness left last game, is "?" Friday vs Connecticut Sun
07/03/18 F Sancho Lyttle ACL is out for season
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Diana Taurasi comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Mercury. She pulls down 3.0 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 94%. Brittney Griner averages 20.0 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.7 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 54% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Chiney Ogwumike averages 15.3 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.0 assist per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jasmine Thomas averages 12.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 83.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 32.2 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.2 per game. The Mercury allow 79.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd 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 34.9 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 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 2nd in the league with 86.5 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 18.9. The Sun are 4th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Sun surrender 82.6 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 17.4 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Mercury are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 77.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 2nd. 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. Phoenix is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 11th in the league.
Connecticut is 7th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 8th in the league. The Sun are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 104 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 79.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 5th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? WNBA game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Connecticut +4.5 and under 151 points
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