Indiana Fever vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 8/17/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: FootPrint Center in Phoenix, AZ
The Indiana Fever (4-17) go to FootPrint Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Phoenix Mercury (10-10).
The Indiana Fever took the court against the Los Angeles Sparks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-70 in their last game. Indiana wrapped up the game with a 33.3% FG percentage (24 out of 72) and made 4 of 18 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Fever made 18 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 85.7%. In relation to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 39 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 10 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and having 8 steals. In terms of the defense, Indiana let their opponent shoot 43.9% from the floor on 29 out of 66 shooting. Los Angeles earned 7 assists and had 3 steals for the game. On top of that, Los Angeles had 37 rebounds (7 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Los Angeles finished the game at 71.4% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 14 shots. They also knocked down 7 of 20 tries from long range.
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Danielle Robinson is one player who was a major factor for this game. She ended up scoring 7 points on 3 out of 14 shooting. She played 34:06 minutes played and collected 6 rebounds. Robinson finished the game at 21.4% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. An additional player that was a factor in the game for the Fever was Kelsey Mitchell. She totaled 6 rebounds in 33:09 minutes played. She walked away from this one shooting 42.9% from the field for this contest by going 9-of-21 (20 points). When the final whistle was blown, Mitchell had 1 assist.
Indiana comes into this one with a record of 4-17 so far this season. They average 74.6 pts per contest (11th in basketball) while hitting 41.2% from the floor. The Fever are hitting 26.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (89 of 340) and 79.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Indiana is pulling down 35.0 rebounds per contest and has totaled 346 dimes this season, which is 11th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.0 fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Fever have forced 11.9 turnovers per game while drawing 19.0 fouls. The Fever defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.9% (250 of 400) and they surrender 33.9 boards per game as a squad. They rank 7th in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 414 surrendered this season. They are surrendering 37.1% on shots from downtown while they are 10th in the league in opponents points per game (84.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Phoenix Mercury went home victorious with a score of 92-81 when they played the Atlanta Dream. The Mercury pulled down 34 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 45 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 17 times, while recording 3 steals for this game. The Dream earned 23 fouls for the contest which got the Mercury to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 70.6%. When discussing three-point attempts, Phoenix converted 10 of 25 tries (40.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Mercury ended up going 35 for 70 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0%. The Mercury permitted the Dream to make 37 of 90 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.1% in the matchup. They finished shooting 17.6% from beyond the arc by connecting on 3 of 17 and ended up shooting 4 out of 7 from the free throw line (57.1%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Phoenix permitted Atlanta to get 40 in all (15 on the offensive glass).
Brianna Turner ended up being important for the Mercury for this game. She knocked down 4 out of 7 for the contest for a rate of 57.1%, and added 17 rebounds. Turner accumulated 10 points in her 33:24 mins of playing time and accumulated 3 assists for this contest. Another player that played a role for Phoenix was Brittney Griner. She ended up finishing with 5 assists in 31:45 mins on the hardwood, and she knocked down 7 of 14 from the field. Griner ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor as well as earning 14 points and 10 total rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss record of 10-10 so far this year. The Mercury commit 16.7 fouls per game and they go 79.2% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 19.0 times per game (7th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.9 times per contest. Phoenix has 1,608 pts on the year (80.4 per contest) and they average 36.2 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Mercury are shooting 43.1% from the field, which is 5th in the league. The Mercury are ranked 7th in the league in PPG surrendered with 81.5. They are able to force 9.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the field (3rd in basketball). The Phoenix defense allows 31.6% on 3-point shots (137 of 433) and their opponents are making 81.8% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 17.9 dimes and 36.5 boards per game, which is 4th and 8th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix
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