Phoenix Mercury vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 6/14/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Mercury vs Washington Mystics
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
Entertainment and Sports Arena is the site where and the Washington Mystics (9-6) will take on the Phoenix Mercury (5-8) on Tuesday.
The Phoenix Mercury stepped onto the hardwood against the Washington Mystics and took home the win by a score of 99-90 in their last game. Phoenix finished with a 51.4% FG percentage (36 out of 70) and converted 10 of their 32 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Mercury converted 17 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 81.0%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 30 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 21 assists in this matchup as well as forcing 18 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In regard to the defense, Phoenix allowed their opponent to shoot 40.0% from the floor on 30 of 75 shooting. Washington recorded 14 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. Moreover, Washington grabbed 42 boards (14 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 1 block. Washington finished the game shooting 64.7% at the charity stripe by burying 22 of their 34 attempts. They also buried 8 of 29 attempts from three-point range.
Skylar Diggins-Smith is a player who came through for the matchup. She left the arena with 27 points on 8 of 17 shooting. She saw the court for 41 minutes played and grabbed 4 rebounds. Diggins-Smith walked away from this one shooting 47.1% from the floor and recorded 5 dimes.
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Phoenix comes into this contest with a record of 5-8 on the year. The Mercury are connecting on 32.3% on shots from 3-point land (109 of 337) and 81.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 82.2 pts per contest (5th in basketball) while hitting 43.8% from the field. They turn it over 13.5 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.7 fouls per contest. As a team, Phoenix is snagging 31.1 boards per game and has totaled 244 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 10th in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Mercury are forcing their opponents into 13.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.7 personal fouls. The Mercury are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.7% (178 of 243) and they surrender 35.5 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 9th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 267 conceded for the year. They surrender 37.8% from 3-point land and they are 10th in the WNBA in PPG from their opponents (86.5).
When they last played, the Washington Mystics went home defeated by a final of 99-90 against the Phoenix Mercury. The Mystics corralled 28 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The Mercury were called for 28 personal fouls for this contest which got the Mystics to the free throw line for 34 attempts. They were able to make 22 of them for a percentage of 64.7%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Washington converted 8 of 29 tries (27.6%). When the final whistle was blown, the Mystics walked away from this one shooting 30 out of 75 from the field which had them shooting 40.0%. The Mystics permitted the Mercury to knock down 36 out of their 70 tries from the floor 0 51.4% for the game. They shot 31.3% from 3-point land by going 10 out of 32 and finished the contest at 17 of 21 at the free throw line (81.0%). When discussing team rebounding, Washington permitted Phoenix to pull down 30 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Alysha Clark ended up being a factor for the Mystics in this game. She knocked down 4 of 9 for the contest giving her a rate of 44.4%, and added 7 rebounds. Clark earned 12 points in her 29 mins of playing time and tallied 4 assists in the matchup.
Washington has a win-loss record of 9-6 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Mystics are shooting 44.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 5th in the league. Washington has 1,202 pts for the campaign (80.1 per contest) and they pull in 34.7 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 20.6 times per contest (4th in the WNBA) and they are turning it over 13.1 times per contest. The Mystics commit 16.4 fouls per game while shooting 77.6% from the charity stripe. The Mystics are ranked 2nd in the WNBA in PPG given up with 75.9. The Washington defense gives up 33.2% from downtown (111 of 334) and their opponents are connecting on 77.9% of their free throw shots. They surrender 18.6 dimes and 33.3 total boards per game, which ranks 5th and 4th in the WNBA. They are able to force 14.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix
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