Atlanta Dream vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 8/15/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: FootPrint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Phoenix Mercury (9-10) host the Atlanta Dream (6-13) at FootPrint Center on Sunday.
The Atlanta Dream played the Indiana Fever and took a loss by a final of 79-68 in their last contest. Atlanta ended the contest having earned a 35.5% field goal percentage (27 of 76) and converted 1 of 13 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Dream converted 13 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 65.0%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 30 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 assists for this game in addition to creating 19 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Regarding defense, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 41.5% from the field on 27 out of 65 shooting. Indiana distributed 12 assists and had 2 steals for the game. Furthermore, Indiana snagged 49 boards (12 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Indiana finished the game shooting 76.9% at the charity stripe by making 20 of 26 attempts. They made 5 of 17 tries from beyond the arc.
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Courtney Williams is one player who played a role for the game. She ended up walking away with 6 points on 3 of 16 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 32:40 minutes played and grabbed 4 rebounds. Williams finished 18.8% from the floor and also dished out 5 dimes. Another player that was a major factor in the matchup for the Dream was Odyssey Sims. She pulled down 1 rebound in 32:23 minutes played on the night. She went 50.0% from the field in this contest by hitting 7-of-14 (20 points). When the final whistle blew, Sims had 3 assists.
Atlanta comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 6-13 for the year. They are turning it over 11.4 times per contest and as a group they are committing 19.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling down 32.8 boards per game and has racked up 347 dimes for the year, which ranks 10th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Dream are connecting on 33.3% on shots from 3-point land (129 of 387) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. They average 82.7 pts per game (5th in basketball) while going 42.2% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Dream are forcing 15.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.4 personal fouls. They concede 41.0% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG allowed (88.3). The Dream are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.4% (303 of 331) and they surrender 36.9 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 10th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 406 surrendered for the year.
For their last game, the Phoenix Mercury took a loss by a final score of 82-75 against the Seattle Storm. The Mercury were able to pull down 24 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for the game. They turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 6 steals for the contest. The Storm committed 16 personal fouls for the game which took the Mercury to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They were able to bury 12 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 75.0%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Phoenix made 9 of their 23 attempts (39.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Mercury ended up shooting 27 out of 67 from the field which had them shooting 40.3%. The Mercury allowed the Storm to make 30 of their 62 attempts from the field which had them shooting 48.4% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 37.0% from three-point range by hitting 10 of 27 and ended up shooting 12 of 16 from the free throw line (75.0%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Phoenix permitted Seattle to grab 34 overall (6 offensive).
Kia Nurse ended up being a major contributor for the Mercury in this contest. She made 9 of 19 for the contest for a rate of 47.4%, and added 6 rebounds. Nurse earned 28 points in her 37:34 minutes on the court and had 5 assists in this contest. An additional player that ended up playing a role for Phoenix was Brittney Griner. She finished this one with 3 assists in 37:22 mins played, and she shot 8 out of 18 from the field. Griner wrapped this one up going 44.4% from the floor and also notching 16 points and 9 boards.
Phoenix has a record of 9-10 for the season. The Mercury are responsible for committing 16.9 fouls per contest and they go 79.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 18.6 times per contest (7th in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.7 times per game. Phoenix has accounted for 1,516 points so far this season (79.8 per contest) and they average 35.7 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Mercury are connecting on 42.7% from the floor, which ranks them 7th in the league. The Mercury on defense are ranked 7th in the league in points given up per game with 81.5. They are forcing 9.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.0% from the field (3rd in basketball). The Phoenix defense concedes 32.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (134 of 416) and their opponents are converting on 82.3% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 17.8 dimes and 36.3 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 4th and 8th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix
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