Washington Mystics vs Phoenix Mercury WNBA Picks and Tips 8/4/2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Talking Stick Resort Arena is the site where Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury (10-10, 5th in the Western Conference) will play the Washington Mystics (14-6, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday.
The Mystics have been solid for WNBA wagerers, having gone 11-9 ATS. The Mercury cover 52.6% of the time, going 10-9 against the spread.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Mystics have been a solid Over option for over/under bettors, having gone 11-9.
Washington covers the spread 54.5% of the time as the visitor, having gone 6-5 ATS.
Important Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
Phoenix covers the spread 54.5% of the time at Talking Stick Resort Arena, going 6-5 against the spread.
The Mercury have been an awful Over option for over/under bettors, having gone 7-13.
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
08/02/19 C Brittney Griner Ankle left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Wash Mystics
08/02/19 G Diana Taurasi Back is doubtful Sunday vs Wash Mystics
08/02/19 F Essence Carson Calf is out indefinitely
07/16/19 F Sancho Lyttle Knee is out indefinitely
Elena Delle Donne comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Mystics. She pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 50% while her free throw percentage is currently at 96%. Kristi Toliver averages 13.6 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.7 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 51% for the year while her free throw percentage is 87%.
Brittney Griner averages 19.0 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage currently is at 82%. DeWanna Bonner averages 19.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 86.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 10.9 per game. The Mystics allow 77.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 17.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 10th in the league with 74.5 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 31.7 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.6. The Mercury are 11th in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Mercury surrender 74.5 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 17.1 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Mystics are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 100 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 76.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Washington is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the league.
Phoenix is 11th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 8th in the league. The Mercury are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.5, and their defensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 74.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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