Phoenix Mercury vs Chicago Sky Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/12/2020
Game: Phoenix Mercury vs Chicago Sky
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
IMG Academy is the venue where Kahleah Copper and the Chicago Sky (5-3, 1st in the Eastern Conference) will play the Phoenix Mercury (5-3, 4th in the Western Conference) on Wednesday.
Brittney Griner comes into this game averaging 18.4 points per contest while being on the court 32.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 49% while her free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Bria Hartley averages 16.7 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 72%.
Kahleah Copper averages 14.5 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Azura Stevens averages 11.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
Phoenix averages 88.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They average 33.6 rebounds per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.1 per game. The Mercury allow 85.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Chicago is 3rd in the league with 86.5 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 33.6 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.3. The Sky are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.0. The Sky surrender 86.3 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 19.3 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 31.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Mercury are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 83 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 4th. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Phoenix is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 11th in the league.
Chicago is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 1st in the WNBA. The Sky are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 104.2, and their offensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 5th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 82.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA.
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Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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