Dallas Wings vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 5/19/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Footprint Center is the venue where and the Phoenix Mercury (2-2) will take on the Dallas Wings (2-2) on Thursday.
The Dallas Wings faced off with the Washington Mystics and took a loss by a score of 84-68 in their last contest. Dallas finished having earned a 41.0% FG percentage (25 of 61) and buried 7 of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Wings made 11 of their 16 shots for a rate of 68.8%. Concerning hauling in boards, they earned 27 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 16 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When discussing defending, Dallas allowed 51.5% from the floor on 34 out of 66 shooting. Washington distributed 7 assists and had 10 steals in the matchup. In addition, Washington grabbed 37 rebounds (7 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Washington finished the game at 72.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 8 of 11 shots. They buried 8 out of their 16 shots from long range.
Kayla Thornton is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. She ended up with 13 points on 4 out of 9 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 34 minutes and also pulled down 8 rebounds. Thornton finished the contest at 44.4% from the field and also distributed 2 assists.
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Dallas will play this game with a mark of 2-2 on the season. The Wings are connecting on 37.1% on shots from 3-point land (33 of 89) and 77.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 75.5 pts per contest (11th in the league) while shooting 39.0% from the field. They are turning it over 13.5 times per game and as a group they commit 17.5 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Dallas is snagging 32.0 boards per game and has tallied 63 assists on the campaign, which ranks 11th in the league in terms of passing. Defensively, the Wings are forcing 17.3 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 fouls. The Wings are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.0% (69 of 80) and they concede 36.0 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 3rd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 75 relinquished on the campaign. They give up 38.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 4th in basketball in points per game allowed (76.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Phoenix Mercury went home defeated by a final of 86-74 when they played the Las Vegas Aces. The Mercury were able to snag 28 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 15 times, while recording 4 steals in this contest. The Aces were called for 20 personal fouls for this game which took the Mercury to the charity stripe for a total of 15 shots. They were able to make 14 of them for a percentage of 93.3%. Regarding 3-point shots, Phoenix made 8 out of their 25 tries (32.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Mercury shot 26 out of 60 from the floor which had them sitting at 43.3%. The Mercury permitted the Aces to convert 29 of their 62 tries from the field which had them shooting 46.8% in the matchup. They finished shooting 39.1% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 9 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 26 at the charity stripe (73.1%). Regarding attacking the glass, Phoenix allowed Las Vegas to collect 29 overall (3 offensive).
Shey Peddy ended up being a major contributor for the Mercury for this game. She buried 5 out of 8 for this game for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and accounted for 1 rebound. Peddy racked up 13 points in her 20 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 4 dimes in this game.
Phoenix has a mark of 2-2 on the season. When it comes to offense, the Mercury are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which is 4th in the league. Phoenix has scored 328 points on the season (82.0 per contest) and they pull in 34.0 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 21.0 times per contest (4th in the league) and they turn it over 13.5 times per contest. The Mercury commit 19.3 personal fouls per game and they go 81.4% from the charity stripe. The Mercury on the defensive side of the court are 9th in basketball in PPG given up with 83.3. The Phoenix defense surrenders 37.9% on 3-point attempts (39 of 103) and their opposition knocks down 80.0% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 19.5 dimes and 33.8 total boards per game, which has them ranked 8th and 5th in the league. They have forced 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.0% from the floor (6th in the WNBA).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Phoenix
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