Washington Mystics at Phoenix Mercury 7/14/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Mercury vs Washington Mystics
Thursday July 14, 2022
The Line Phoenix Mercury +3 --- Over/Under 160 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Mystics and Phoenix Mercury meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Footprint Center. The Washington Mystics look for a win after winning 4 of their last 5 games. The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after splitting their last 8 games.
The Washington Mystics are averaging 80.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 75.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 16.6 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Ariel Atkins is averaging 14.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Natasha Cloud is the third double-digit scorer and Alysha Clark is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 83.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 86.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 19.4 points and 4 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 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game.
The Mystics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mercury are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Mystics last 7 overall. The over is 8-3-1 in Mercury last 12 home games. The Mystics are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Washington Mystics are playing the better basketball at the moment, and they've had covering success as well during this recent winning streak. The Phoenix Mercury look like they're starting to run out of gas with everything that's happened this season, and their double overtime loss to the Lynx likely doesn't help matters. I still have a soft spot for this talented, experienced Mercury squad, but things could soon unravel for them. I have no choice but to lay the bucket with the Mystics on the road.
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Randy’s Pick Washington Mystics -3
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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