Dallas Wings vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 6/11/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Dallas Wings (4-5) head to Phoenix Suns Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Phoenix Mercury (5-4).
The Dallas Wings played the Phoenix Mercury and earned the victory with a final of 85-81 in their last contest. Dallas wrapped up the game having earned a 42.7% FG percentage (32 out of 75) and converted 10 out of their 26 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Wings knocked down 11 of their 13 tries for a percentage of 84.6%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled a total of 41 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 20 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Concerning the defense, Dallas allowed the other team to shoot 41.4% from the field on 29 of 70 shooting. Phoenix doled out 11 dimes and had 3 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Phoenix grabbed 36 rebounds (11 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 7 blocked shots. Phoenix finished the game shooting 78.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 18 of their 23 attempts. They also converted 5 out of their 25 tries from 3-point range.
Arike Ogunbowale is one player who came through for the contest. She totaled 22 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. She played for 28:40 mins played and collected 2 boards. Ogunbowale finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor but didn't record a dime. Someone else that came through in the matchup for the Wings was Satou Sabally. She grabbed 7 rebounds in her 25:46 min on the court. She shot 60.0% from the floor in the game by going 3-of-5 (11 points). In all, Sabally totaled 4 assists.
Dallas heads into this contest with a record of 4-5 so far this season. The Wings are connecting on 36.2% from downtown (80 of 221) and 81.0% from the free throw line. They average 87.3 points per contest (3rd in basketball) while connecting on 42.7% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest and as a team are committing 21.9 personal fouls per game. As a team, Dallas is pulling down 39.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 165 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 8th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Wings are forcing 11.7 turnovers per game while drawing 16.9 fouls. They are ranked 8th in basketball in allowing assists with 179 relinquished for the year. The Wings are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.1% (105 of 152) and they concede 35.6 rebounds per contest as a squad. They surrender 31.7% on shots from distance and they are ranked 10th in the league in PPG allowed (85.7).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Phoenix Mercury walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 85-81 when they played the Dallas Wings. The Mercury pulled down 25 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 36 for this game. They turned it over 7 times, while earning 3 steals for the game. The Wings committed 22 fouls for the contest which took the Mercury to the free throw line for a total of 23 tries. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.3%. Concerning shooting from downtown, Phoenix converted 5 out of 25 attempts (20.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Mercury shot 29 out of 70 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.4%. The Mercury allowed the Wings to knock down 32 of 75 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.7% in the game. They went 38.5% from downtown by shooting 10 out of 26 and ended up going 11 of 13 at the free throw line (84.6%). In the matter of team rebounding, Phoenix allowed Dallas to collect 41 overall (12 offensive).
Skylar Diggins-Smith ended up being important for the Mercury for this game. She knocked down 7 out of 18 in the matchup giving her a field goal percentage of 38.9%, and accumulated 6 rebounds. Diggins-Smith racked up 22 points in her 37:35 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 5 dimes for the matchup. An additional player that ended being a contributor for Phoenix was Brittney Griner. She wrapped the game up with 4 dimes in 36:10 mins played, and she shot 11 out of 17 from the field. Griner walked away from this one going 64.7% from the field while also contributing 27 points and 16 total rebounds.
Phoenix has a record of 5-4 so far this season. Phoenix has totaled 723 pts for the year (80.3 per game) and they grab 36.6 rebounds per game. The Mercury commit 17.3 fouls per contest and they go 75.3% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Mercury are connecting on 44.5% from the floor, which ranks 3rd in the league. They are earning an assist 20.1 times per contest (5th in the league) and they turn it over 13.0 times per game. The Mercury on defense are ranked 5th in basketball in points allowed per game with 80.8. They surrender 17.8 assists and 36.2 boards per game, which has them ranked 4th and 7th in the league. The Phoenix defense gives up 32.0% on 3-point attempts (63 of 197) and their opponents are making 85.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 9.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.3% from the floor (1st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Phoenix
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