Phoenix Mercury at Los Angeles Sparks - 5/25/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction
Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury
Wednesday May 25, 2022
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Sparks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 164 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Mercury and Los Angeles Sparks meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Phoenix Mercury look to snap a three-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Sparks look to snap a five-game losing streak.
The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 82 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 87.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 17 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Diana Taurasi is averaging 16.8 points and 2.8 rebounds. Diamond DeShields is the third double-digit scorer and Tina Charles is dishing 2.2 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 80 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 85.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16 points and 2 assists, while Liz Cambage is averaging 15.3 points and 5.7 rebounds. Jordin Canada is the third double-digit scorer and Brittney Sykes is dishing 3 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 28.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game.
The Mercury are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Sparks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Mercury last 5 road games. The over is 6-2 in Sparks last 8 overall. The Mercury are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles.
These are two banged up teams that probably don't struggle as much as they are if they don't have so many injuries. With that said, the Phoenix Mercury are in better shape roster wise and there's a decent chance Skylar Diggins-Smith returns, which is a major boost. The Los Angeles Sparks are missing way too many key players to trust against respectable opponents, and they've been getting killed on the defensive side, especially. I have no choice but to lay the bucket with the Mercury on the road.