Phoenix Mercury vs. Seattle Storm - 8/8/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Saturday, August 8th at 3 PM ET
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The Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm face off in their seventh game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy on Saturday.
The Phoenix Mercury started off inside the bubble with some struggles losing their first two games, but over their last four games, they have won each of the games. In the Mercury’s last game against the Chicago Sky, the offense was really good putting up 96 points while their defense gave up 86 points. On the season the Mercury are averaging 91.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 87.8 points per game.
Bria Hartley’s been the best player for the Mercury this season and she still hasn’t made a start yet this season. Hartley is averaging 18.2 points 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. Brittney Griner also comes into this game averaging 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Seattle Storm who have found all kinds of success this season winning five of the six games. The only loss by the Storm so far this season was in their third game of the season against the Washington Mystics. In that game the Storm gave up 89 points and that led to the loss. The Storm come into this game averaging 84.8 points per game while giving up 77.8 points per game.
The Storm sure have a luxury with Sue Bird still playing good basketball, but she is the team’s fourth leading scorer right now. The best player for the Storm has been Breanna Stewart who comes into this game averaging 20.2 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game.Jewell Lloyd has also found a lot of success averaging 12.8 points per game.
The Storm are the better team and overall they have actually been a good defensive team. In this game, the Storm’s defense is going to find success against the Mercury and that will be the difference. Back the Storm to cover the spread.