Dallas Wings at Phoenix Mercury - 5/19/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Mercury vs Dallas Wings
Thursday May 19, 2022
Betting Odds: Phoenix Mercury -5 -- Over/Under: 161.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Wings and Phoenix Mercury meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Footprint Center. The Dallas Wings look to get a game above a .500 record. The Phoenix Mercury also look to get a game above a .500 record.
The Dallas Wings are averaging 75.5 points on 39 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 46 percent shooting. Arike Ogunbowale is averaging 15.3 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Marina Mabrey is averaging 15 points and 3.8 rebounds. Allisha Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Isabelle Harrison is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 82 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 83.3 points on 43 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 17 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Tina Charles is averaging 14.5 points and 8.3 rebounds. Diana Taurasi is the third double-digit scorer and Diamond DeShields is dishing 3.3 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.
The Wings are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Mercury are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The under is 21-8-1 in Wings last 30 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Mercury last 4 home games. The Wings are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix.
The Dallas Wings have played their best ball on the road up to this point, but they've been rough offensively through four games. You can't expect to hang with a team as talented and deep as the Mercury when the offense shoots under 40 percent from the field. The Phoenix Mercury showed encouraging signs in their loss to Vegas, and their offense is as balanced as any team in the league. I question if the Wings can hang with the amount of firepower on the other side. Give me the Mercury and the reasonable chalk.
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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Mercury -5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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