Phoenix Mercury vs Indiana Fever WNBA Picks Against the Spread 6/9/2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the site where Erica Wheeler and the Indiana Fever (3-1, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) will play the Phoenix Mercury (1-2, 5th in the Western Conference) on Sunday.
The Mercury have been solid for Las Vegas, having gone 1-1 ATS. Indiana is covering 75.0% of the time, going 3-1 against the spread.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury have been an excellent Under play for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 1-2.
Phoenix is 0-1 ATS away from home.
Important Indiana Fever Betting Trends
The Fever are covering the spread 50.0% of the time at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, going 1-1 against the spread.
The Fever have been a strong Over play for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 3-1.
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 Indiana Fever Injuries
04/05/19 G Victoria Vivians ACL is out for season
DeWanna Bonner comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Mercury. She pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 44% while her free throw percentage is currently at 100%. Brittney Griner averages 13.3 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 55% for the year while her free throw percentage is 57%.
Erica Wheeler averages 14.5 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 62% and her free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Candice Dupree averages 13.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.0 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 70.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 29.7 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.0 per game. The Mercury allow 73.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 15.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 3rd in the league with 82.3 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.5 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 18.8. The Fever are 11th in turnovers per game with 11.3. The Fever surrender 77.3 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 16.8 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season.
The Mercury are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 94.7, and their defensive rating of 98.7 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 73.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 3rd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 7th in the league.
Indiana is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 12th in the WNBA. The Fever are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 6th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 77 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 22% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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