Indiana Fever vs. Phoenix Mercury - 9/3/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Mercury vs. Indiana Fever
WNBA Basketball: Thursday, September 3rd at 10:00 PM ET
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The Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury face off in their 16th game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy on Thursday
The Indiana Fever have had all kinds of issues this season and coming into this game they have lost five games in a row. In the Fever’s last two games they have given up 202 points total, and if the defense doesn’t improve, it’s not going to get better anytime soon. In the last game, Indiana did score 90 points with both Kelsey Mitchell and Teaira McCowan putting up 20 points. Indiana comes into this game averaging 81.3 points per game while the defense is giving up 88.5 points per game. The Fever are allowing opponents to shoot 46.8 percent from the field.
Kelsey Mitchell has been the best player for the Fever this season averaging 17.6 points while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. Her sister, Tiffany Mitchell has also found success averaging 13.3 points but she is only shooting 35.5 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Phoenix Mercury who have found success in the bubble and coming into this game they have won five games in a row. The Mercury like to play a faster pace and in the last game the Mercury were able to put up 92 points. Diana Taurasi was the star of the show in that game putting 32 points, seven assists, and four rebounds.
On the season the Mercury are averaging 86.9 points per game while the defense is giving up 84.7 points per game. The Mercury are shooting 46.6 percent from the field while they are letting opponents shoot 43.7 percent from the field. The best player for the Mercury all season has been Taurasi who is averaging 19.1 points while shooting 41.7 percent from the field.
The Mercury’s offense is elite and the Fever’s defense is terrible. Look for the Mercury to attack that weak defense and Phoenix will have no issue getting the job done. Back the Mercury to get the job done and win this game in blowout fashion.