New York Liberty vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 8/18/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Liberty vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Friday, August 18, 2023
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Youtube TV
The Phoenix Mercury (9-21) play the New York Liberty (24-6) at Footprint Center on Friday.
The New York Liberty played the Indiana Fever and earned the victory with a final of 100-89 in their last contest. New York finished with a 51.4% field goal percentage (37 out of 72) and converted 12 out of their 29 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Liberty converted 14 of 19 attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they collected 35 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 32 assists for the matchup while forcing 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Concerning defending, New York allowed 46.5% from the floor on 33 out of 71 shooting. Indiana totaled 8 dimes and had 2 steals in the game. On top of that, Indiana snagged 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Indiana ended up shooting 84.2% at the free throw line by making 16 of 19 attempts. They buried 7 of their 18 shots from downtown.
Breanna Stewart is one player who was a contributor in this matchup. She left the arena with 42 points on 15 of 23 shooting. She was on the court for 36 mins played and collected 6 boards. Stewart ended up shooting 65.2% from the floor and distributed 6 assists.
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New York steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 24-6 this season. The Liberty are connecting on 38.0% on three-point shots (334 of 879) and 82.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 88.5 pts per game (2nd in basketball) while going 45.7% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per contest and as a squad they commit 17.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, New York is collecting 38.2 boards per contest and has earned 735 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 1st in basketball in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Liberty are forcing 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. The Liberty are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.0% (357 of 518) and they relinquish 33.4 boards per contest as a squad. They are ranked 2nd in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 564 surrendered so far this season. They concede 34.4% from 3-point land and they are 3rd in the WNBA in PPG allowed (80.7).
When they last played, the Phoenix Mercury took a loss by a score of 81-71 against the Seattle Storm. The Mercury collected 20 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while earning 10 steals for this contest. The Storm committed 10 fouls in the game which took the Mercury to the charity stripe for a total of 7 attempts. They were able to convert 4 of the free throws for a rate of 57.1%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Phoenix converted 5 of 23 attempts (21.7%). Overall, the Mercury ended up shooting 31 for 75 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.3%. The Mercury permitted the Storm to convert 32 of their 62 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 51.6% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 46.7% from distance by going 7 out of 15 and ended up shooting 10 out of 11 from the free throw line (90.9%). When it comes to rebounds, Phoenix permitted Seattle to get 38 in total (7 offensive).
Sophie Cunningham ended up being a major contributor for the Mercury for the matchup. She converted 9 of 17 in this matchup giving her a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and added 3 rebounds. Cunningham scored 25 points in her 35 mins on the hardwood and had 3 assists for the matchup.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 9-21 for the season. Phoenix has scored 2,334 points on the season (77.8 per contest) and they pull down 30.7 boards per contest. The Mercury are responsible for committing 19.7 fouls per game and they hit 81.4% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Mercury are connecting on 44.8% from the field, which is 3rd in the WNBA. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 19.8 times per game (6th in the WNBA) and they are turning it over 15.4 times per contest. The Mercury on defense are ranked 6th in basketball in PPG given up with 83.4. The Phoenix defense gives up 35.0% on 3-point shots (221 of 632) and opponents are knocking down 80.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 19.6 assists and 34.0 total rebounds per game, which is 6th and 4th in the WNBA. They are able to force 12.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.7% from the floor (5th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix
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