Phoenix Mercury vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 8/1/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Mercury vs Indiana Fever
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Youtube TV
The Indiana Fever (6-19) host the Phoenix Mercury (6-18) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Tuesday.
The Phoenix Mercury played the Chicago Sky and took a loss by a score of 104-85 in their last contest. Phoenix finished the contest with a 47.6% field goal percentage (30 of 63) and made 12 of 27 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Mercury converted 13 of 14 shots for a percentage of 92.9%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 29 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 24 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and getting 4 steals. When discussing defense, Phoenix allowed 52.7% from the field on 39 of 74 shooting. Chicago recorded 8 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. Additionally, Chicago snagged 27 boards (8 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 8 blocks. Chicago finished the game shooting 87.5% at the free throw line by converting 14 of their 16 shots. They also buried 12 of their 21 attempts from 3-point land.
Diana Taurasi is a player who had an impact for the contest. She ended up with 24 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. She was on the court for 26 minutes and also snagged 6 rebounds. Taurasi ended up shooting 53.8% from the floor and recorded 4 dimes.
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Phoenix heads into this game with a mark of 6-18 this season. The Mercury are shooting 32.7% on shots from distance (167 of 510) and 80.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.2 points per contest (12th in the league) while hitting 44.3% from the floor. They are giving up possession 15.9 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Phoenix is snagging 30.7 rebounds per game and has 468 dimes for the season, which is 9th in the league in terms of passing. On defense, the Mercury are forcing their opponents into 12.2 turnovers per game and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 35.2% on shots from distance and they are 8th in the league in points per game allowed (84.4). The Mercury are giving up a FG percentage of 43.9% (293 of 422) and they concede 34.3 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 6th in the WNBA in giving up assists with 490 surrendered this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Indiana Fever took a loss by a score of 85-62 when they faced the Seattle Storm. The Fever were able to collect 17 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The Storm had 19 personal fouls for the contest which took the Fever to the free throw line for a total of 12 shots. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a clip of 66.7%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Indiana buried 4 of their 16 tries (25.0%). When all was said and done, the Fever went 25 for 66 from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.9%. The Fever allowed the Storm to convert 31 out of 58 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.4% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 50.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 12 of 24 and ended up shooting 11 of 13 at the free throw line (84.6%). When discussing team rebounding, Indiana permitted Seattle to grab 28 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Kelsey Mitchell ended up being a factor for the Fever for the contest. She converted 7 out of 20 in this game giving her a rate of 35.0%, and had 1 rebound. Mitchell accumulated 19 points in her 35 minutes on the court and tallied 5 assists for the matchup.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 6-19 so far this season. The Fever are committing 20.3 personal fouls per game and they shoot 79.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 18.4 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.8 times per contest. Indiana has totaled 2,016 points for the season (80.6 per game) and they grab 34.5 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Fever are hitting on 44.1% from the floor, which is ranked 5th in the league. The Fever defensively are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG given up with 85.6. The Indiana defense gives up 36.9% on 3-point attempts (209 of 567) and their opposition knocks down 81.3% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 20.6 assists and 32.5 total rebounds per game, which is 10th and 2nd in the WNBA. They have forced 12.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (8th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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