Phoenix Mercury vs Chicago Sky WNBA Betting Tips 9/1/2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
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DeWanna Bonner and the Phoenix Mercury (15-15, 5th in the Western Conference) head to Wintrust Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Chicago Sky (18-13, 3rd in the Eastern Conference).
The Mercury have been terrible for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 16-13 ATS. The Sky cover 63.3% of the time, going 19-11 against the spread.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury have been a decent Under choice for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 13-17.
Phoenix is covering the spread 60.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 9-6 ATS.
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky cover 64.3% of the time at Wintrust Arena, going 9-5 against the spread.
The Sky have been a great Over choice for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 19-11.
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
08/24/19 FW Alanna Smith Ankle is out for season
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
08/13/19 F/C Jantel Lavender Foot is out for season
DeWanna Bonner comes into this game averaging 18.1 points per contest while being on the court 33.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Brittney Griner averages 20.5 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.4 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 55% for the year while her free throw percentage is 81%.
Diamond DeShields averages 15.8 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Allie Quigley averages 14.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 76.5 points per game this season, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They average 33.0 rebounds per contest and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 11.9 per game. The Mercury allow 75.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 17.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 2nd in the league with 83.1 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 21.4. The Sky are 4th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Sky surrender 82.3 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.7 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game this season.
The Mercury are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.9, and their defensive rating of 99.9 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 75.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 6th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Phoenix is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 10th in the league.
Chicago is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 11th in the league. The Sky are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102.1, and their defensive rating of 101 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 81.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 3rd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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