Dallas Wings vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 6/27/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: WNBA League Pass
Footprint Center is the site where and the Phoenix Mercury (2-10) will take on the Dallas Wings (6-8) on Tuesday.
The Dallas Wings took the court against the Los Angeles Sparks and took a loss by a final of 93-83 in their last game. Dallas finished the contest having earned a 43.1% field goal percentage (31 of 72) and made 6 of 22 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wings made 15 of their 16 shots for a rate of 93.8%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned 35 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 20 dimes in this game as well as forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 12 steals. With respect to defense, Dallas allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 31 of 62 shooting. Los Angeles distributed 4 assists and had 6 steals in this matchup. In addition, Los Angeles pulled down 32 rebounds (4 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Los Angeles finished 79.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 23 of 29 shots. They made 8 of 19 attempts from 3-point land.
Crystal Dangerfield is one player who had an impact for this game. She ended up finishing with 18 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. She played 36 minutes played and collected 6 rebounds. Dangerfield ended up shooting 46.2% from the floor and also recorded 5 dimes.
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Dallas heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 6-8 so far this year. They are averaging 84.5 points per contest (3rd in the league) while hitting 40.7% from the field. The Wings are connecting on 29.1% on shots from distance (101 of 347) and 84.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Dallas is grabbing 38.8 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 247 assists so far this season, which ranks 6th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 13.1 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.1 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Wings are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game while drawing 18.7 fouls. They give up 34.7% on 3-point attempts and they rank 10th in the WNBA in PPG allowed (85.4). The Wings defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.7% (200 of 262) and they concede 34.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 12th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 287 conceded on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Phoenix Mercury took a loss by a score of 97-74 against the Seattle Storm. The Mercury were able to corral 23 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 28 for this game. They gave up possession 20 times, while getting 3 steals in this game. The Storm had 21 personal fouls in this contest which got the Mercury to the free throw line for 24 shots. They were able to make 18 of them for a percentage of 75.0%. When talking about 3-point shots, Phoenix knocked down 4 out of their 17 attempts (23.5%). In all, the Mercury went 26 out of 56 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.4%. The Mercury allowed the Storm to convert 32 out of 68 tries from the floor which had them shooting 47.1% in this game. They finished 40.6% from 3-point land via 13 of 32 and finished the contest at 20 out of 22 from the free throw line (90.9%). When discussing how they rebounded, Phoenix allowed Seattle to snag 33 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Diana Taurasi was important for the Mercury in this matchup. She made 4 of 8 for the contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Taurasi scored 13 points in her 19 minutes on the court and tallied 1 assist for the matchup.
Phoenix has a win-loss record of 2-10 on the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Mercury are shooting 44.1% from the floor, which ranks 5th in the WNBA. Phoenix has scored 926 points for the year (77.2 per game) and they average 29.3 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 19.4 times per contest (6th in the WNBA) and they are turning it over 15.9 times per game. The Mercury commit 20.8 fouls per game and they hit 81.8% from the charity stripe. The Mercury on defense are ranked 12th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 88.4. The Phoenix defense concedes 34.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (98 of 288) and opponents are knocking down 81.8% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 21.3 dimes and 35.3 total boards per game, which ranks 12th and 8th in the league. They are forcing 11.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (10th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas
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