Los Angeles Sparks at Phoenix Mercury 7/28/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Mercury vs Los Angeles Sparks
Thursday July 28, 2022
The Line Phoenix Mercury -3.5 --- Over/Under 164.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Footprint Center. The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after splitting their last 8 games.
The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 81.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 85.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 19 points and 1.9 assists, while Liz Cambage is averaging 13.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. Brittney Sykes is the third double-digit scorer and Katie Lou Samuelson is dishing 2 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 83 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 85.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 19.6 points and 4.1 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 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game.
The Sparks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mercury are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Sparks last 7 Thursday games. The over is 4-1 in Mercury last 5 Thursday games. The Sparks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix.
This should be an interesting game because both of these teams have been out of action for nearly a week, so rust could be an issue for both sides. With that said, the Sparks just lost one of their best players in Liz Cambage, and while that may help the locker room, it certainly doesn't help their play on the court. A massive game in terms of the playoff standings as both teams are fighting for their playoff lives. I'll lean Mercury because of home court. Give me the Mercury and small chalk.
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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Mercury -3.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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