Mercury vs Liberty Prediction - WNBA Picks 6/18/23
New York Liberty vs Phoenix Mercury
WNBA: Sunday, May 18th at 12:00 PM
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The Phoenix Mercury and New York Liberty face off on Sunday in a WNBA showdown at the Barclays Center.
Mercury Betting Preview
The Mercury sit with a 2-7 record overall and it has been nothing but a disappointing season so far. In the last game against the Washington Mystics, the Mercury’s defense gave up 88 points and that led to the 19 point defeat. Michaela Onyenwere had a strong game finishing with 20 points, nine rebounds, and one assist. The Mercury is averaging 78 points while their defense is giving up 86.2 points per game. The offense is ranked 10th while the pitching is ranked 12th. There were high expectations for this team heading into this season, but they have been nothing but a major disappointment. Brittney Griner has been the top player for the Mercury averaging 20.1 points while shooting 62.4 percent from the field and 25 percent from behind the three point line.
Liberty Betting Preview
The Liberty sit with a 6-3 record overall but they are coming off a disappointing loss in the last game. The Liberty faced off against the Atlanta Dream and the defense gave up 86 points on the way to the defeat. The Liberty were outscored 26-19 in the 4th quarter and that led to the defeat. The Liberty had five different players that finished in double figures. The Liberty are averaging 85.3 points while their defense is giving up 80 points per game. The offense is ranked second in the league while the defense is ranked 5th. Breanna Stewart has been the top player for the Liberty averaging 23.4 points while shooting 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from the field.
Shane’s Free Pick
The Mercury’s defense has been a big issue this season and they are going to really struggle again in this game. The Liberty’s offense is averaging 85.3 points per game and they are going to get even higher than that number here. The Mercury are going to have no answer here, and this is going to be blowout victory by the Liberty. Back the Liberty against the spread.