Mercury vs Mystics Prediction - WNBA Picks 7/23/23
Washington Mystics vs Phoenix Mercury
WNBA: Sunday, July 23rd at 1:00 PM ET
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The Phoenix Mercury and Washington Mystics face off on Sunday in a WNBA showdown at the Entertainment & Sports Center. When these two teams faced off on June 16th it was the Mystics that secured the 88-69 victory.
Mercury Betting Preview
The Mercury come into this game with a 6-15 record overall and they have been nothing but disappointing so far this season. Even though it’s been a disappointing season they are coming off a big victory in the last game. The defense only gave up 62 points against the Chicago Sky and that was enough to secure the victory. Brittney Griner had a strong game finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds. The Mercury are averaging 76.7 points while their defense is giving up 83.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 12th while the defense is ranked 8th. Griner on the season is averaging 18.7 points while shooting 59.1 percent from the field. She is also grabbing 6.7 rebounds per game.
Mystics Betting Preview
The Mystics sit with an 11-10 record overall and on Friday they suffered another loss. The Mystics defense was awful giving up 96 points and that led to the nine point defeat. The Mystics were led by Brittney Sykes who finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists. They defense gave up 27 points in the first quarter though, and they weren’t able to bounce back. The Mystics are averaging 81.3 points while their defense is giving up 79.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 7th while the pitching is ranked 3rd. Elena Delle Donne is having a big season averaging 18.2 points while shooting 49.3 percent from the field.
Shane’s Free Pick
The Mercury are coming off a big win because of the defense, but overall I don’t trust them. They are giving up 83.8 points per game overall and they are going to really struggle again in this game to defend. The Mystics should get close to 100 points here, and they are going to cover the spread.