Phoenix Mercury vs Connecticut Sun WNBA Tips 7/12/2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
Mohegan Sun Arena
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DeWanna Bonner and the Phoenix Mercury (7-6, 3rd in the Western Conference) go to Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Connecticut Sun (9-6, 2nd in the Eastern Conference).
The Mercury have been a hot and cold choice for basketball bettors, having gone 6-6 ATS. The Sun cover the spread 40.0% of the time, going 6-9 against the spread.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury have been a strong Under pick for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 5-8.
Phoenix is covering 50.0% of the time away from home, having gone 3-3 ATS.
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
Connecticut is covering 12.5% of the time at Mohegan Sun Arena, going 1-7 against the spread.
The Sun have been a strong Under pick for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 6-9.
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
07/07/19 G Diana Taurasi Back is questionable Wednesday vs Wash Mystics
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
06/26/19 G Layshia Clarendon Ankle is out 3-4 months
DeWanna Bonner comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mercury. She pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 95%. Brittney Griner averages 20.0 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.1 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 53% for the year while her free throw percentage is 77%.
Courtney Williams averages 11.3 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Jasmine Thomas averages 11.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 11.2 per game. The Mercury allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 17.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 6th in the league with 77.6 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 17.9. The Sun are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Sun surrender 76.9 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Mercury are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.5, and their defensive rating of 99 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 74.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Phoenix is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 7th in the league.
Connecticut is 9th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 2nd in the league. The Sun are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.6, and their defensive rating of 98.6 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 77.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 8th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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