Phoenix Mercury vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/19/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Sparks vs. Mercrury
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday, August 19th at 10:00 PM ET
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The Phoenix Mercury and Los Angeles Sparks face off in their 12th game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy on Wednesday.
The Phoenix Mercury have been up and down this season and coming into this game they have gone 3-3 over their last six games. In the last game against the Dallas Wings the defense really struggled giving up 95 points and that led to the loss. The offense was good in that last game scoring 89 points led by Britney Griner who is averaging 29 points. Skyler Diggins-Smith had 20 points, four assists, and two rebounds. The Mercury are averaging 87.8 points while giving up 85.8 points. The Mercury are shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 36 percent from deep.
The Los Angeles Sparks have had a lot of success this season and coming into this game they have won four games in a row. In three of the last four games the Sparks have scored 90 points, and they need the offense to be good. The best player for the Sparks in the last game was Riquna Williams who put up 21 points and two rebounds. Coming into this game the Sparks are averaging 86.2 points while giving up 78.9 points per game.
The Sparks use a balanced attack on offense with four players averaging at least 11 points and eight players averaging at least seven points. The best player in terms of scoring this season for the Sparks has been Riquina Williams who is averaging 13 points while shooting over 50 percent from the field. If Williams can hit a couple of shots from deep, that would be very helpful for the Sparks chances at coming a away with a victory. In this game the Sparks need to use a balanced attack to find success.
The Sparks are the better team but this is a game where the Phoenix Mercury can step up and be impressive. Look for the Mercury to use a balanced offensive attack and come away with a win