Phoenix Mercury at Dallas Wings WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/10/2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
College Park Center
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The Phoenix Mercury travel to College Park Center to take on the Dallas Wings on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 1 point favorites.
The Mercury have a record of 14-6. 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 Wings have an overall record of 10-8. They are 6th in the Western Conference. They average 85.6 points per game and surrender 81.2, good for a point differential of 4.4.
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 Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Dallas Wings are 6-2-1 against the spread
The Dallas Wings are 5-2-1 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
07/03/18 F Sancho Lyttle ACL is out for season
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
06/12/18 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
05/19/18 F Theresa Plaisance ACL is out indefinitely
Diana Taurasi comes into this game averaging 20.4 points per contest while being on the court 31.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Mercury. She grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and hands out 4.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 44% while her free throw percentage is currently at 96%. Brittney Griner averages 20.1 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.7 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 55% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Elizabeth Cambage averages 20.6 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 9.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Skylar Diggins-Smith averages 18.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 83.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 5th in the league. 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 WNBA. They average 32.1 rebounds per contest 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
Dallas is 3rd in the league with 85.6 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Wings are 1st in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Wings surrender 81.2 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 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.
Dallas is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 11th in the WNBA. The Wings are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 10th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 80.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 7th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix -1
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