Storm vs Mercury Prediction - WNBA Picks 8/5/23
Phoenix Mercury vs Seattle Storm
WNBA: Saturday, August 5th at 10:00 PM ET
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The Seattle Storm and Phoenix Mercury face off on Saturday in a WNBA showdown at the Footprint Center.
Storm Betting Preview
The Storm come into this game with a 6-20 record overall and they are coming off another loss in the last game. The Storm’s offense only managed 65 points against the Dallas Wings and that led to the 11 point defeat. The Storm were led by Jewell Lloyd who finished with 31 points, five rebounds, and two assists. The Storm are averaging 78.2 points while their defense is giving up 84.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 10th while the defense is ranked 9th. Jewell Lloyd has been the top player for the Storm averaging 24.6 points while shooting 38.6 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from behind the three point line.
Mercury Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is the Mercury who sit with a 7-19 record overall but they are coming off a victory in the last game. The offense scored 91 points against the Atlanta Dream and that led to the 20 point victory. The Mercury were led by Diana Taurasi who finished with 42 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Brittney Griner is still away from the team. The Mercury is averaging 76 points while their defense is giving up 83.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 12th while defense is ranked 8th. Taurasi is the best player available in this game and she is averaging 16.1 points while shooting 41.3 percent from the field.
Shane’s Free Pick
Taurasi looked impressive in the last game and she has a ton of confidence heading into this game. The Mercury scored 91 points in the last game and they are going to have no issue running up the score again here. The Storm’s defense has been awful all season and they are going to struggle to defend here. They just won’t have the offense to keep up and Phoenix will get the job done. Back the Mercury against the spread.