Phoenix Mercury vs Washington Mystics WNBA Picks 7/30/2019
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Entertainment and Sports Arena
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Kristi Toliver and the Washington Mystics (12-6, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) host the Phoenix Mercury (10-8, 4th in the Western Conference) at Entertainment and Sports Arena on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
The Mercury have been hot and cold for basketball wagerers, having gone 8-9 ATS. The Mystics cover the spread 55.6% of the time, going 10-8 against the spread.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury have been an excellent Under bet for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 6-12.
The Mercury cover the spread 44.4% of the time as the visitor, having gone 4-5 ATS.
Important Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Mystics cover the spread 50.0% of the time at Entertainment and Sports Arena, going 5-5 against the spread.
The Mystics have been an inconsistent Over bet for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 9-9.
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
07/24/19 G Diana Taurasi Back is questionable Tuesday vs Wash Mystics
07/24/19 F Essence Carson Calf is questionable Tuesday vs Wash Mystics
07/16/19 F Sancho Lyttle Knee is out indefinitely
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
DeWanna Bonner comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Mercury. She pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 94%. Brittney Griner averages 19.1 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.0 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 51% for the year while her free throw percentage is 82%.
Kristi Toliver averages 13.1 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Mystics. She grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Elena Delle Donne averages 17.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage is 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 74.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 32.2 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 11.3 per game. The Mercury allow 73.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 16.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 1st in the league with 85.5 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 33.1 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.1. The Mystics are 12th in turnovers per game with 10.8. The Mystics surrender 76.4 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 17.2 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mystics are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Mercury are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 98.4, and their offensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 8th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 74.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 6th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA. Phoenix is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 9th in the WNBA.
Washington is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 4th in the WNBA. The Mystics are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 98.7, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 7th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 76.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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