New York Liberty at Phoenix Mercury 7/7/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury vs New York Liberty
Thursday July 7, 2022
Betting Odds: Phoenix Mercury -5.5 -- Over/Under: 163.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Footprint Center. The New York Liberty look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Phoenix Mercury need a win after losing 5 of their last 8 games.
The New York Liberty are averaging 79.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 82.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 16.5 points and 6.3 assists, while Natasha Howard is averaging 15 points and 6.7 rebounds. Betnijah Laney is the third double-digit scorer and Marine Johannes is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 82.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 85 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 19.1 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Tina Charles is averaging 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Diana Taurasi is the third double-digit scorer and Diamond DeShields is dishing 2 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game.
The Liberty are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 Thursday games. The Mercury are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. The under is 4-1 in Liberty last 5 Thursday games. The under is 4-1 in Mercury last 5 overall. The Liberty are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Phoenix and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The New York Liberty are on the end of a back to back, but they're also playing some of their best ball of the season and just absolutely smoked a fantastic Las Vegas team. The Phoenix Mercury are talented and not a team I want to give up on, but they've underachieved all year, they're coming off 2 ugly losses and now there's trade rumors surrounding Skylar Diggins-Smith. Throw in the Brittney Griner news every day, and it's easy-to-understand why the Mercury may be falling apart here. I'll take a shot with the Liberty and the free points.