New York Liberty at Phoenix Mercury 8/6/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury vs New York Liberty
Saturday, August 6
The Line Phoenix Mercury -1.5 --- Over/Under 163.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Footprint Center. The New York Liberty look to build on their 3-game winning streak. The Phoenix Mercury look to snap a 3-game losing streak.
The New York Liberty are averaging 79.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 83.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 16.9 points and 6.5 assists, while Natasha Howard is averaging 15.4 points and 7.4 rebounds. Betnijah Laney is the third double-digit scorer and Marine Johannes is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 82.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 85.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 19.8 points and 4.2 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 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game.
The Liberty are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mercury are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Liberty last 7 overall. The under is 5-2 in Mercury last 7 overall. The Liberty are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Phoenix.
The Phoenix Mercury should get the benefit of the doubt because they're at home and are an experienced team that's fighting for their playoff lives. However, the New York Liberty are playing the better basketball at the moment and Sabrina Ionescu is putting this team on her back late. The line is accurate, but the Mercury aren't playing well at the moment, and the Brittney Griner news probably doesn't help them mentally. I'll take a shot with the Liberty and the free bucket.