Indiana Fever vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 9/3/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Brianna Turner and the Phoenix Mercury (10-7, 5th in the Western Conference) host the Indiana Fever (5-12, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Thursday.
Julie Allemand comes into this contest averaging 8.1 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Fever. She pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 45% while her free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Teaira McCowan averages 10.6 points per game in 20.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 0.5 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. Her field goal percentage is 52% for the year while her free throw percentage is 71%.
Brianna Turner averages 6.9 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 64% and her free throw percentage currently is at 56%. Skylar Diggins-Smith averages 16.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage is 91%.
Indiana averages 81.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.0 per game. The Fever allow 88.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Phoenix is 3rd in the league with 86.9 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 21.4. The Mercury are 5th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Mercury surrender 84.7 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.7 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season.
The Fever are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103.9, and their defensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 78.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 8th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Indiana is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 3rd in the league.
Phoenix is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 9th in the WNBA. The Mercury are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 6th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 80.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 4th. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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