Phoenix Mercury vs. Dallas Wings - 8/10/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Wings vs. Phoenix Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Monday, August 10th at 7:00 PM ET
The Line: Phoenix -4.5 -- Over/Under: 166 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Mercury and Dallas Wings face off in their eighth game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy on Monday.
The Phoenix Mercury got off to a slow start inside the bubble but they are playing a little better as of late winning four of their last five games. The only loss for the Mercury during that stretch was against the Seattle Storm. The defense wasn’t terrible in the last game, but the offense let them down scoring only 68 points and that led to a six point loss. On the season the Mercury are averaging 88.4 points while giving up 85.9 points per game.
The best player for the Mercury has been Bria Hartley who comes into this game averaging 18.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game. Brittney Griner has also been strong for this team putting up 17.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Dallas Wings who are coming off a win, but they had lost three games in a row before that game. In the last game the Wings played the Atlanta Dream and they were able to come away with a 85-75 victory. Coming into this game the Dallas Wings are averaging 80.9 points per game while giving up 83.6 points per game.The Wings are only shooting 30.9 percent from deep.
In the Wings last victory it was Arike Ogunbowale who was the star of the show putting up 24 points and six rebounds. Kayla Thorton also found a lot of success during the game putting up 17 points and two rebounds. In this game if the Wings want to find success, they are going to need other players outside of those two to find success.
The Mercury are the better team and they are going to find success in this game. Look for the Wings to struggle to score and that will lead to the Mercury winning this game and covering the spread.