Indiana Fever vs Phoenix Mercury WNBA Betting Tips 6/28/2019
Friday, June 28, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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DeWanna Bonner and the Phoenix Mercury (3-5, 5th in the Western Conference) host the Indiana Fever (5-7, 4th in the Eastern Conference) at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Friday, June 28, 2019.
The Fever have been dicey for WNBA bettors, having gone 6-6 ATS. Phoenix is covering 42.9% of the time, going 3-4 against the spread.
Valuable Indiana Fever Betting Trends
The Fever have been a very good Over bet for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 7-5.
The Fever are covering 66.7% of the time away from home, having gone 4-2 ATS.
Important Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
Phoenix is covering 25.0% of the time at Talking Stick Resort Arena, going 1-3 against the spread.
The Mercury have been an awful Over bet for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 3-5.
Key Indiana Fever Injuries
04/05/19 G Victoria Vivians ACL is out for season
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
06/27/19 F DeWanna Bonner Ankle is questionable Friday vs Indiana Fever
06/27/19 G Diana Taurasi Back is upgraded to questionable Friday vs Indiana Fever
Erica Wheeler comes into this game averaging 12.8 points per contest while being on the court 25.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Fever. She grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and hands out 5.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 50% while her free throw percentage is currently at 96%. Candice Dupree averages 11.6 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Indiana. Her field goal percentage is 48% for the year while her free throw percentage is 87%.
DeWanna Bonner averages 20.9 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage currently is at 95%. Brittney Griner averages 16.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 77.3 points per game this season, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They average 35.2 rebounds per contest and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 12.9 per game. The Fever allow 77.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 10th in the league with 72.9 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -3.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 31.9 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 16.4. The Mercury are 11th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Mercury surrender 76.8 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 17.5 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 37.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season.
The Fever are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 102.9, and their offensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 3rd. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 75.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 6th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA. Indiana is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 11th in the WNBA.
Phoenix is 7th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 2nd in the league. The Mercury are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 96.9, and their defensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 75.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 8th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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