Dallas Wings vs Phoenix Mercury WNBA Betting Tips 8/10/2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Arike Ogunbowale and the Dallas Wings (6-17, 6th in the Western Conference) go to Talking Stick Resort Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Phoenix Mercury (11-11, 5th in the Western Conference).
The Wings have been a hot and cold pick for bettors, having gone 11-12 ATS. Phoenix is covering 52.4% of the time, going 11-10 against the spread.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Wings have been a bad Over option for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 4-17.
The Wings cover the spread 36.4% of the time as a visitor, having gone 4-7 ATS.
Important Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
Phoenix is covering 50.0% of the time at Talking Stick Resort Arena, going 6-6 against the spread.
The Mercury have been a bad Over option for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 9-13.
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
07/04/19 F/C Azura Stevens Foot is out indefinitely
06/18/19 G Tayler Hill Knee is out indefinitely
05/20/19 G Skylar Diggins-Smith Personal is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
08/08/19 G Briann January Foot is questionable Saturday vs Dallas Wings
08/08/19 G Diana Taurasi Back is questionable Saturday vs Dallas Wings
08/05/19 FW Alanna Smith Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/02/19 F Essence Carson Calf is out indefinitely
07/16/19 F Sancho Lyttle Knee is out indefinitely
Arike Ogunbowale comes into this game averaging 14.9 points per contest while being on the court 29.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Wings. She grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 36% while her free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kayla Thornton averages 10.7 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 35% for the year while her free throw percentage is 92%.
DeWanna Bonner averages 18.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 93%. Brittney Griner averages 19.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 54% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 69.3 points per game this season, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 38% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They average 35.7 rebounds per contest and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.4 per game. The Wings allow 74.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 18.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 9th in the league with 75.8 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 32.0 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.9. The Mercury are 11th in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Mercury surrender 75.2 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 17.5 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season.
The Wings are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 100.8, and their offensive rating of 93.6 is ranked 5th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 74.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 43% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA. Dallas is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 8th 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 47%, which is 6th in the WNBA. The Mercury are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 101.1 is ranked 6th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 74.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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