Dallas Wings at Phoenix Mercury 8/12/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction

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The Dallas Wings and Phoenix Mercury meet Friday in WNBA action at the Footprint Center. The Dallas Wings look for a win after winning 6 of their last 8 games. The Phoenix Mercury need a win after losing 4 of their last 5 games.

The Dallas Wings are averaging 82.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 82.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Arike Ogunbowale is averaging 19.7 points and 3.3 rebounds, while Allisha Gray is averaging 13.2 points and 4.9 rebounds. Marina Mabrey is the third double-digit scorer and Satou Sabally is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 33.1 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 Wings are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Mercury are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Wings last 10 road games. The under is 4-1 in Mercury last 5 overall. The Wings are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix and 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Dallas Wings should be favored based on how they've played these last couple of weeks. No Diana Taurasi for Phoenix also doesn't help the home team here. However, the Wings already clinched their playoff spot, and they're locked into that sixth seed with a couple of games left, so there's no motivation for the road team. The Phoenix Mercury need to win out to have a chance at a playoff spot, and they're still an experienced, talented team that knows how to grind games out this time of year. I'd be disappointed if the Mercury don't finish the season strong. Give me the free bucket with the home team.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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