Dallas Wings vs Phoenix Mercury WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/17/2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Talking Stick Resort Arena is the venue where Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury (7-8, 5th in the Western Conference) will play the Dallas Wings (5-11, 6th in the Western Conference) on Wednesday.
The Wings have been a dicey option for basketball wagerers, having gone 8-8 ATS. Phoenix covers the spread 42.9% of the time, going 6-8 against the spread.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Wings have been a bad Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 4-12.
The Wings cover the spread 28.6% of the time on the road, having gone 2-5 ATS.
Important Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
Phoenix covers the spread 37.5% of the time at Talking Stick Resort Arena, going 3-5 against the spread.
The Mercury have been a bad Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 5-10.
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
07/15/19 G Diana Taurasi Back is questionable Wednesday vs Dallas Wings
07/14/19 F Sancho Lyttle Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Dallas Wings
Kayla Thornton comes into this game averaging 11.2 points per contest while being on the court 30.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Wings. She grabs 5.8 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 35% while her free throw percentage is currently at 94%. Arike Ogunbowale averages 15.1 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 36% for the year while her free throw percentage is 82%.
Brittney Griner averages 18.8 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 52% and her free throw percentage currently is at 78%. DeWanna Bonner averages 19.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 70.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.3 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They average 35.7 rebounds per contest and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.0 per game. The Wings allow 76.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 10th in the league with 73.4 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 32.0 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 16.8. The Mercury are 11th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Mercury surrender 74.3 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 17.5 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 38.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Wings are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 95.5, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 74.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 43% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Dallas is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the league.
Phoenix is 11th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 6th in the league. The Mercury are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.1, and their defensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 74.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix
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