Phoenix Mercury at Dallas Wings WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/12/2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
College Park Center
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The Phoenix Mercury travel to College Park Center to play the Dallas Wings on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 1 point favorites.
The Mercury have a record of 7-3. They are 3rd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 0.3 as they average 82.8 points per game while giving up 82.5 per contest. The Wings have an overall mark of 4-3. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They total 84.7 points per contest and give up 82.3, which is a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Phoenix Mercury are 2-3 against the spread
The Phoenix Mercury are 4-1 against the over/under
Important Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Dallas Wings are 2-0 against the spread
The Dallas Wings are 2-2 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
05/23/18 F Aerial Powers Quad is out indefinitely
05/20/18 F Glory Johnson Hamstring is out indefinitely
05/19/18 F Theresa Plaisance ACL is out indefinitely
Brittney Griner comes into this contest averaging 21.0 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mercury. She pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 58% while her free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Diana Taurasi averages 18.9 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.3 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 97%.
Skylar Diggins-Smith averages 21.0 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Elizabeth Cambage averages 20.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 11.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 56% and her free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 82.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 27.9 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 12.3 per game. The Mercury allow 82.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 15.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 3rd in the league with 84.7 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Wings are 4th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Wings surrender 82.3 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 17.7 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season.
The Mercury are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 3rd. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 76.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 2nd. 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 2nd in the WNBA. Phoenix is 7th 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.
Dallas is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 12th in the WNBA. The Wings are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 10th. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 81.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 8th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? WNBA game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas -1 and under 169.5 points
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