Phoenix Mercury vs Indiana Fever Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 7/29/2020
Phoenix Mercury vs Indiana Fever
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Erica Wheeler and the Indiana Fever play the Phoenix Mercury at IMG Academy on Wednesday.
The Mercury were pretty good for wagerers last season, having gone 16-18 ATS. The Fever covered the spread 51.5% of the time, going 17-16 against the spread. The Fever were a hot and cold pick for WNBA bettors as a favorite, going 4-6 ATS. The Mercury covered the spread 42.1% of the time as an underdog, having gone 8-11 against the spread.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury were an inconsistent Under option for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 16-19.
The Mercury covered the spread 52.9% of the time last season away from home, having gone 9-8 ATS.
Important Indiana Fever Betting Trends
Indiana covered the spread 47.1% of the time last season at IMG Academy, going 8-9 against the spread.
The Fever were an excellent Over option for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 20-14.
Brianna Turner comes into this contest after averaging 4.0 points per game while playing 15.9 minutes per night last season for the Mercury. She pulled down 4.1 rebounds per game and dished out 0.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage was 54% while her free throw percentage was at 73%. Brittney Griner averaged 20.7 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest last season. She averaged 2.4 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage was 56% for the year while her free throw percentage was 81%.
Erica Wheeler averaged 10.1 points per game while playing 25.0 minutes per contest last year for the Fever. She grabbed 3.0 rebounds per game and had 5.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage was 43% and her free throw percentage was at 87%. Candice Dupree averaged 11.6 points per game last season and she saw the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. She also averaged 5.0 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage was 47% and her free throw percentage was 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averaged 76.5 points per contest last season, which ranked them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin was -1.1 and their shooting percentage was 42% as a team, which had them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shot 33% which was good for 11th in the league. They averaged 32.5 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per game, which ranked them 11th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 11th with 12.3 per game. The Mercury allowed 77.6 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 6th in the league. They also allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 37.2 rebounds a game which ranked 11th and they gave up 18.1 assists per contest, which put them in 3rd place in the league. They forced 12.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana was 7th in the league with 77.6 points per game last year. They were 8th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin was -2.7. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 4th in the WNBA. They were 5th in the league in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Fever were 9th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Fever surrendered 80.3 points per contest, which ranked them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 12th with 20.5 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever were 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game last season.
The Mercury were 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.5, and their defensive rating of 101.9 ranked 4th. In terms of pace they were 10th in the league with 75.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% was 6th. As a team they were 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Phoenix was 9th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 47%, which was 8th in the league.
Indiana was 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 47%, which was 7th in the WNBA. The Fever were 7th in the league in defensive rating with 104, and their offensive rating of 100.5 was ranked 3rd. They were 9th in the WNBA in pace with 76.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% was 9th. As a unit they were 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA.
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Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix
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