Phoenix Mercury vs Chicago Sky
WNBA: Thursday, July 20th at 10:00 PM ET
The Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at the Footprint Center.
Sky Betting Preview
The Sky sit with an 8-12 record overall but they are coming off a loss in the last game. In the third quarter they were outscored 27-15 and that was the difference as they were defeated 84-72 against the Connecticut Sun. Kahleah Cooper did have a strong game for the Sky finishing with 22 points, four assists, and three rebounds. The Sky is averaging 77.7 points while their defense is giving up 81.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 11th while the defense is ranked 5th. Cooper has been the top player averaging 17.3 points and they are going to need to her to have a big game here.
Mercury Betting Preview
The Mercury sits with a 5-15 record overall but they are coming off a loss in the last game. The Mercury’s defense gave up only 66 points and that was the difference as they were able to win by six points. Sophie Cunningham had a strong game finishing with 17 points and six rebounds. The Mercury are averaging 76.5 points while their defense is giving up 84.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 12th while the defense is ranked 8th. That combination isn’t going to result in a lot of wins if that continues. Brittney Griner is averaging 19.1 points while shooting 59.6 percent from the field.
Shane’s Free Pick
The Mercury’s offense has been an issue all season and even in their last game where they won, the offense wasn’t that great. Even against a bad defense, they are going to struggle to score again. The Mercury’s defense is going to be good again though, and that will be the difference here. Back the under to cash here.