Phoenix Mercury vs Dallas Wings Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/10/2020
Game: Phoenix Mercury vs Dallas Wings
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury (4-3, 4th in the Western Conference) head to IMG Academy on Monday where they'll meet the Dallas Wings (3-4, 6th in the Western Conference).
Brittney Griner comes into this game averaging 17.9 points per contest while being on the court 31.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.1 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 50% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Bria Hartley averages 18.2 points per game in 26.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.0 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 72%.
Satou Sabally averages 11.6 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 36% and her free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Arike Ogunbowale averages 20.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 63%.
Phoenix averages 88.4 points per game this season, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They average 32.7 rebounds per contest and 20.4 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.7 per game. The Mercury allow 85.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 18.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Dallas is 9th in the league with 80.9 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.1 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Wings are 12th in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Wings surrender 83.6 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 17.7 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 37.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Mercury are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 103, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 6th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 83.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA. Phoenix is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 8th in the WNBA.
Dallas is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 7th in the WNBA. The Wings are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 3rd. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 79.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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