New York Liberty vs Phoenix Mercury WNBA Point Spread Picks 7/5/2019
Friday, July 5, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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DeWanna Bonner and the Phoenix Mercury (5-5, 5th in the Western Conference) play the New York Liberty (6-7, 4th in the Eastern Conference) at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Friday, July 5, 2019.
The Liberty have been inconsistent for basketball wagerers, having gone 6-6 ATS. Phoenix covers the spread 55.6% of the time, going 5-4 against the spread.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The Liberty have been a solid Over pick for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 7-6.
New York covers the spread 50.0% of the time on the road, having gone 3-3 ATS.
Important Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury cover 40.0% of the time at Talking Stick Resort Arena, going 2-3 against the spread.
The Mercury have been a rough Over pick for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 4-6.
Key New York Liberty Injuries
06/20/19 C Amanda Zahui B Personal is out indefinitely
06/12/19 G Bria Hartley Personal is out indefinitely
06/12/19 G Rebecca Allen Hand is out indefinitely
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
07/01/19 G Diana Taurasi Back is upgraded to probable Friday vs NY Liberty
Kia Nurse comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 42% while her free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Tina Charles averages 18.9 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.9 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 38% for the year while her free throw percentage is 79%.
DeWanna Bonner averages 20.2 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage currently is at 96%. Brittney Griner averages 17.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.0 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 79.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.7 per game. The Liberty allow 82.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 18.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 9th in the league with 74.3 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 31.7 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Mercury are 11th in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Mercury surrender 75.0 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 16.9 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Liberty are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.7, and their defensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 80.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 8th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. New York is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 6th in the league.
Phoenix is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 5th in the WNBA. The Mercury are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 100.3, and their offensive rating of 99.3 is ranked 5th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 74.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% 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?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix
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