Dallas Wings vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 6/8/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: CBS Sports Network
Phoenix Suns Arena is the venue where and the Phoenix Mercury (5-3) will play the Dallas Wings (3-5) on Tuesday.
The Dallas Wings faced the Seattle Storm and earned the victory with a final of 68-67 in their last game. Dallas walked away from the game with a 35.7% field goal percentage (25 of 70) and converted 5 of 22 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Wings buried 13 of their 13 shots for a rate of 100.0%. When discussing getting rebounds, they collected 42 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 13 dimes in this contest as well as forcing 11 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With respect to the defense, Dallas allowed 34.4% from the field on 21 of 61 shooting. Seattle earned 4 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. In addition, Seattle pulled down 34 boards (4 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Seattle ended up shooting 73.9% at the free throw line by making 17 of their 23 tries. They converted 8 out of their 24 attempts from downtown.
Arike Ogunbowale is a player who was a factor for this contest. She accumulated 24 points on 7 out of 19 shooting. She was on the court for 32:57 mins and pulled down 6 boards. Ogunbowale finished 36.8% from the floor and also earned 3 assists. One more player that had an impact in the game for the Wings was Allisha Gray. She grabbed 7 rebounds in her 31:05 minutes on the hardwood. She went 25.0% from the floor in this game by connecting on 2-of-8 (5 points). Overall, Gray had 1 assist.
Dallas heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 3-5 on the campaign. They are turning it over 13.8 times per game and as a squad are committing 21.9 fouls per contest. As a team, Dallas is collecting 39.3 boards per game and has tallied 145 dimes so far this season, which is 8th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Wings are shooting 35.9% on three-point attempts (70 of 195) and 80.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 87.6 points per outing (3rd in the WNBA) while going 42.7% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Wings are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.8 fouls. The Wings are allowing a shooting percentage of 43.3% (98 of 142) and they surrender 35.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 6th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 159 relinquished so far this season. They surrender 33.2% on three-point shots and they are 10th in basketball in opponents points per game (86.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Phoenix Mercury got the win with a final of 77-74 when they played the Chicago Sky. The Mercury were able to collect 31 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 38 in this matchup. They gave up possession 17 times, while getting 4 steals in the game. The Sky had 23 fouls in this contest which took the Mercury to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 12 of them for a percentage of 70.6%. Regarding three-point shots, Phoenix made 5 out of their 14 attempts (35.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Mercury finished shooting 30 for 70 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.9%. The Mercury allowed the Sky to bury 27 of their 78 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 34.6% in this game. They finished 25.8% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 8 of 31 and finished the contest at 12 out of 14 at the free throw line (85.7%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Phoenix allowed Chicago to snag 39 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Kia Nurse ended up being a factor for the Mercury in the game. She knocked down 5 out of 12 for the matchup giving her a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and added 4 rebounds. Nurse earned 14 points in her 40:48 minutes on the court and accumulated 1 assist for the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Phoenix was Brianna Turner. She finished this one with 6 dimes in 39:08 mins on the court, and she shot 3 of 5 from the floor. Turner ended up shooting 60.0% from the floor while also totaling 8 points and 9 rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 5-3 on the season. Phoenix has accumulated 642 pts for the season (80.3 per contest) and they collect 36.6 rebounds per contest. The Mercury are responsible for committing 18.3 personal fouls per contest and they go 74.8% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Mercury are shooting 44.9% from the field, which is 2nd in the league. They are dishing out assists 20.1 times per game (5th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest. The Mercury defensively are ranked 5th in the league in points allowed per contest with 80.3. They are forcing their opponents into 9.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 38.9% from the floor (1st in the WNBA). The Phoenix defense allows 31.0% on shots from 3-point land (53 of 171) and their opposition makes 86.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 17.5 assists and 35.6 boards per game, ranking them 2nd and 6th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Phoenix
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