Chicago Sky vs Phoenix Mercury WNBA Picks 8/25/2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Allie Quigley and the Chicago Sky (17-11, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) go to Talking Stick Resort Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Phoenix Mercury (13-14, 5th in the Western Conference).
The Sky have been a great bet for bettors, having gone 18-9 ATS. The Mercury are covering the spread 53.8% of the time, going 14-12 against the spread.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky have been an awful Under bet for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 16-11.
The Sky are covering the spread 66.7% of the time away from home, having gone 8-4 ATS.
Important Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
Phoenix covers the spread 53.8% of the time at Talking Stick Resort Arena, going 7-6 against the spread.
The Mercury have been an excellent Under bet for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 11-16.
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
08/23/19 G Courtney Vandersloot Ankle injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Phoenix Mercury
08/13/19 F/C Jantel Lavender Foot is out for season
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
08/21/19 G Diana Taurasi Suspension Served is probable Sunday vs Chicago Sky
08/05/19 FW Alanna Smith Ankle is out indefinitely
08/02/19 F Essence Carson Calf is out indefinitely
07/16/19 F Sancho Lyttle Knee is out indefinitely
Allie Quigley comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Sky. She pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 49% while her free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Diamond DeShields averages 15.6 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 38% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Brittney Griner averages 19.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 54% and her free throw percentage currently is at 82%. DeWanna Bonner averages 19.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 82.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 14.7 per game. The Sky allow 81.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 18.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 9th in the league with 75.9 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.4. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 32.6 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Mercury are 11th in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Mercury surrender 75.4 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 17.6 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season.
The Sky are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 100.1, and their offensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 6th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 81.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA. Chicago is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 11th in the WNBA.
Phoenix is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 9th in the WNBA. The Mercury are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 100.6 is ranked 7th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 75.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 7th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% 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
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