Chicago Sky at Phoenix Mercury 8/14/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury vs Chicago Sky
Sunday, August 14
The Line Phoenix Mercury +6.5 --- Over/Under 165.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Footprint Center. The Chicago Sky look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Chicago Sky are averaging 86.2 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 80.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Kahleah Cooper is averaging 15.4 points and 2.3 assists, while Candace Parker is averaging 13.4 points and 8.6 rebounds. Emma Meesseman is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Vandersloot is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 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 Sky are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mercury are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Sky last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Mercury last 5 overall. The Sky are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix.
The Chicago Sky are comfortably the better and more consistent team, and they're fighting for the top seed in the league, so the motivation is there. With that said, the Phoenix Mercury need a win to lock up a playoff seed, and they're a talented and experienced team that knows what it takes to get the job done this time of year. Even without Diana Taurasi, the Mercury have enough to grind out victories, as we saw in their last effort against the Wings. There's value with the home dog here, as there's a lot on the line.
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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Mercury +6.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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