Phoenix Mercury vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 6/9/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Mercury vs Dallas Wings
Date: Friday, June 9, 2023
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
TV: Youtube TV
The Dallas Wings (4-3) play the Phoenix Mercury (1-4) at College Park Center on Friday.
The Phoenix Mercury played the Dallas Wings and ended up losing by a score of 84-79 in their last game. Phoenix ended the game with a 44.3% field goal percentage (31 out of 70) and knocked down 7 out of their 26 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Mercury made 10 of 13 tries for a rate of 76.9%. Concerning pulling down boards, they earned 26 with 4 of them being offensive. They also doled out 25 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When it comes to the defense, Phoenix allowed 39.0% from the field on 30 out of 77 shooting. Dallas doled out 15 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Dallas totaled 50 rebounds (15 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Dallas shot 74.1% at the free throw line by burying 20 of their 27 shots. They made 4 out of their 23 attempts from beyond the arc.
Brittney Griner is one player who was a factor in the matchup. She finished with 24 points on 10 of 18 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 34 mins played and also totaled 4 rebounds. Griner ended up shooting 55.6% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists.
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Phoenix enters this game with a record of 1-4 for the season. The Mercury are shooting 34.2% on 3-point shots (39 of 114) and 82.1% from the free throw line. They average 80.4 pts per game (7th in the league) while hitting 45.5% from the floor. They are turning it over 18.0 times per contest and as a unit they commit 22.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Phoenix is snagging 30.2 boards per game and has racked up 104 assists so far this season, which ranks 9th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Mercury are forcing 11.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.6 personal fouls. They are conceding 29.4% on shots from distance and they rank 10th in the WNBA in opponents points per game (86.6). The Mercury defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 41.6% (58 of 103) and they concede 35.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 2nd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 91 conceded for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Dallas Wings took home the win by a final score of 84-79 against the Phoenix Mercury. The Wings were able to pull down 35 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards totaling 50 for this contest. They turned the ball over 17 times, while recording 6 steals for the matchup. The Mercury had 26 personal fouls in the game which got the Wings to the charity stripe for 27 attempts. They were able to convert 20 of those for a percentage of 74.1%. With respect to three-point shots, Dallas made 4 of their 23 tries (17.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wings walked away from this one shooting 30 for 77 from the field which had them sitting at 39.0%. The Wings allowed the Mercury to convert 31 of their 70 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 44.3% for the contest. They finished shooting 26.9% from distance by hitting 7 of 26 and ended up going 10 of 13 from the free throw line (76.9%). With respect to rebounds, Dallas allowed Phoenix to pull down 26 in total (4 on the offensive glass).
Satou Sabally was important for the Wings in this contest. She buried 8 out of 17 in the game for a field goal rate of 47.1%, and had 10 rebounds. Sabally tallied 24 points in her 34 minutes on the court, but finished this game without an assist.
Dallas has a record of 4-3 so far this season. Dallas has scored 594 points so far this year (84.9 per game) and they grab 38.3 rebounds per game. The Wings commit 19.7 fouls per contest and they connect on 85.7% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Wings are hitting on 40.2% from the field, which ranks 10th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 16.9 times per contest (11th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.1 times per game. The Wings are ranked 8th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 83.7. They surrender 19.9 dimes and 36.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 9th and 10th in the league. The Dallas defense allows 33.8% on shots from beyond the arc (54 of 160) and their opponents are converting on 85.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 15.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.0% from the floor (7th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas
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