Washington Mystics at Phoenix Mercury WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/7/2018
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Talking Stick Resort Arena is the site of the matchup between the Washington Mystics and the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 3 point favorites.
The Mytics head into this matchup with a mark of 16-11. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 1.9 as they average 83.9 points per contest while giving up 82.0 per game. The Mercury head into this matchup with a mark of 16-13. They are 4th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 1.5 as they average 84.1 points per contest while giving up 82.6 per game.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Washington Mystics are 13-14 against the spread
The Washington Mystics are 12-15 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Phoenix Mercury are 17-12 against the spread
The Phoenix Mercury are 15-14 against the over/under
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
05/19/18 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out for season
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
07/03/18 F Sancho Lyttle ACL is out for season
Elena Delle Donne comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Mytics. She pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Kristi Toliver averages 13.5 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.6 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 42% for the year while her free throw percentage is 92%.
Diana Taurasi averages 20.6 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage currently is at 93%. Brittney Griner averages 20.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 54% and her free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 83.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 12.0 per game. The Mytics allow 82.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 19.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 4th in the league with 84.1 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.0 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 20.0. The Mercury are 9th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Mercury surrender 82.6 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 17.1 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season.
The Mytics are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 77 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 5th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Washington is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 3rd in the league.
Phoenix is 5th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 11th in the league. The Mercury are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 77.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 3rd. 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.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix -3
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