Phoenix Mercury at New York Liberty WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/5/2018
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Westchester County Center
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The Phoenix Mercury travel to Westchester County Center to play the New York Liberty on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 1.5 point favorites.
The Mercury head into this matchup with a mark of 4-3. They are 4th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of -4.2 as they average 81.8 points per contest while giving up 86.0 per game. The Liberty have an overall record of 2-2. They are 4th in the Eastern Conference. They average 80.7 points per game and surrender 82.3, good for a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Phoenix Mercury are 1-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Mercury are 3-1 against the over/under
Important New York Liberty Betting Trends
The New York Liberty are 2-0 against the spread
The New York Liberty are 1-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Liberty Injuries
06/04/18 G Brittany Boyd Achilles is upgraded to "?" Tuesday vs Phoenix Mercury
06/04/18 G Epiphanny Prince Concussion is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Phoenix Mercury
06/04/18 G Sugar Rodgers Knee is upgraded to "?" Tuesday vs Phoenix Mercury
Brittney Griner comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Mercury. She pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 57% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Diana Taurasi averages 16.2 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.4 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 100%.
Tina Charles averages 23.7 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Shavonte Zellous averages 9.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 32% and her free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 81.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 26.6 rebounds per game and 19.0 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 12.4 per game. The Mercury allow 86.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 15.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 7th in the league with 80.7 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 32.0 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17. The Liberty are 12th in turnovers per game with 9.3. The Liberty surrender 82.3 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 17.0 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 39.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Mercury are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 2nd. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 77.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th 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 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
New York is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 5th in the WNBA. The Liberty are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 106, and their offensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 4th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 77.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 7th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +1.5
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