Dream vs Mercury Prediction - WNBA Picks 8/3/23

Mercury vs Dream

WNBA: Thursday, August 4th at 10:00 PM

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The Atlanta Dream and Phoenix Mercury face off on Thursday in a WNBA showdown at the Footprint Center. 

Dream Betting Preview

The Dream sit with a 14-12 record overall and they are coming off a loss in the last game. The Dream scored 72 points, but the defense gave up 21 points and that led to the defeat. Cheyenne Parker had a strong game finishing with 19 points, five rebounds, and three assists. The Dream are averaging 84.3 points while their defense is giving up 84.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league while the defense is ranked 10th. Allisha Gray has been the top player for the Dream averaging 17.8 points while shooting 48.2 percent from the field and 37 percent from behind the three-point line. 

Mercury Betting Preview

The Mercury comes into this game with a 6-19 record overall and they are coming off another loss in the last game. The Mercury gave up only nine points in the 4th quarter, but it still wasn’t enough as they were defeated 72-71. The Mercury were led by Diana Taurasi who finished with 29 points, five rebounds, and three assists. The Mercury are averaging 76 points while their defense is giving up 83.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 12th in the league while the defense is ranked 8th. Brittney Griner has stepped away from the Mercury to focus on her mental health and it’s unclear when she’s going to be back. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Mercury’s defense is giving up 83.9 points per game and they are going to really struggle to defend again in this game. Without Griner, I don’t trust the Mercury offense to find success, and they just aren’t going to score enough to keep this game close. This will be a blowout victory by the Dream. Back the Dream against the spread. 

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

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