Dallas Wings at Phoenix Mercury - 6/8/21 WNBA Pick and Prediction

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The Dallas Wings and Phoenix Mercury meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Phoenix Suns Arena. The Wings need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Mercury look to build on their three-game winning streak. 

The Dallas Wings are averaging 87.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 86.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Arike Ogunbowale is averaging 22.1 points and 3.9 rebounds while Marina Mabrey is averaging 19.4 points and 6.1 rebounds. Allisha Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Kayla Thornton is grabbing eight rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.3 rebounds per game.

The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 80.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 80.3 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 19.4 points and 3.5 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 17 points and 9.6 rebounds. Diana Taurasi is the third double-digit scorer and Kia Nurse is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game.

The Wings are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 35-15-2 ATS in their last 52 Tuesday games. The Mercury are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 13-6-1 in Wings last 20 overall. The under is 6-1 in Mercury last 7 home games. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Wings should be better than they are, but they're not finishing games and they've already lost to the Mercury this season. The Mercury are getting better defensively and a run for them is coming. There's too much top end talent for the Mercury to continue these inconsistent results. The Mercury are a legit title contending team this season. I'll lay the bucket at home.  

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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