Phoenix Mercury vs Chicago Sky WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/11/2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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Wintrust Arena is the site where Allie Quigley and the Chicago Sky (2-2, 4th in the Eastern Conference) will play the Phoenix Mercury (2-2, 4th in the Western Conference) on Tuesday.
The Mercury have been lousy for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 2-1 ATS. The Sky are covering the spread 50.0% of the time, going 2-2 against the spread.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury have been a pretty good Under option for over/under WNBA bettors, having gone 2-2.
Phoenix is covering 50.0% of the time as a visitor, having gone 1-1 ATS.
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
Chicago is covering 0% of the time at Wintrust Arena, going 0-2 against the spread.
The Sky have been a strong Under option for over/under WNBA bettors, having gone 1-3.
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
06/06/19 F Camille Little Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Indiana Fever
05/20/19 G Diana Taurasi Back is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brittney Griner comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mercury. She pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 54% while her free throw percentage is currently at 67%. DeWanna Bonner averages 23.3 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.5 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 100%.
Allie Quigley averages 9.8 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 1.8 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Diamond DeShields averages 13.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 76.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 31.0 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 12.8 per game. The Mercury allow 76.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 45% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 16.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 6th in the league with 79.3 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -6.3. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 21.5. The Sky are 2nd in turnovers per game with 17.8. The Sky surrender 85.5 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Mercury are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 101.8, and their offensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 7th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 75.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA. Phoenix is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 5th in the WNBA.
Chicago is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the league. The Sky are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 97.4, and their defensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 81.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 3rd. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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