Phoenix Mercury at Washington Mystics - 6/14/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Washington Mystics vs Phoenix Mercury
Tuesday June 14, 2022
The Line Washington Mystics -7 --- Over/Under 164.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Mercury and Washington Mystics meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Entertainment & Sports Arena. The Phoenix Mercury look to build on their 3-game winning streak. The Washington Mystics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 82.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 86.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 19.2 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Diana Taurasi is averaging 16.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. Tina Charles is the third double-digit scorer and Diamond DeShields is dishing 2.3 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.
The Washington Mystics are averaging 80.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 15.8 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Ariel Atkins is averaging 15.5 points and 3.4 rebounds. Natasha Cloud is the third double-digit scorer and Alysha Clark is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.
The Mystics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mercury are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Mercury last 8 road games. The under is 12-4 in Mystics last 16 overall. The Mercury are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Washington Mystics are the better team, have a clear edge defensively, and they should be favored at home. However, this is a lot of points to lay with the Phoenix Mercury, a talented veteran team that is playing their best ball of the season with three straight wins and that includes an overtime victory on Sunday against these Mystics. This line doesn't make sense to me. Give me the Mercury and the free points.
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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Mercury +7
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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