Phoenix Mercury vs Atlanta Dream Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/4/2020
Game: Phoenix Mercury vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Shekinna Stricklen and the Atlanta Dream (2-2, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) play the Phoenix Mercury (2-2, 6th in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Tuesday.
Brianna Turner comes into this game averaging 7.5 points per contest while being on the court 20.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 71% while her free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Brittney Griner averages 16.3 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 70%.
Shekinna Stricklen averages 9.5 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 1.5 rebounds per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Elizabeth Williams averages 15.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 63% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
Phoenix averages 93.5 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They average 34.5 rebounds per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.3 per game. The Mercury allow 91.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Atlanta is 6th in the league with 84.0 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.5. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 32.0 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Dream are 8th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Dream surrender 91.5 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 18.3 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Mercury are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 83.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Phoenix is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 6th in the league.
Atlanta is 9th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 1st in the league. The Dream are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.1, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 83.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 8th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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