Mystics vs Mercury Prediction - WNBA Picks 8/8/23

Phoenix Mercury vs Washington Mystics

WNBA: Tuesday, August 8th at 10:00 PM

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The Washington Mystics and Phoenix Mercury face off on Tuesday in a WNBA showdown at the Footprint Center. 

Mystics Betting Preview

The Mystics come into this game with a 13-14 record overall and they are coming off a loss in the last game. The Mystics defense gave up 91 points to the Los Angeles Sparks and that led to the defeat. Tianna Hawkins did have a strong game finishing with 23 points, three rebounds, and one assist. There were three different players that finished with at least 13 points. The Mystics are averaging 80.8 points while their defense is giving up 80.6 points per game. Elena Delle Donne missed the last game and not having her is a big loss for the Mystics. 

Mercury Betting Preview

The Mercury sit with a 7-20 record overall and they are coming off another loss in the last game. The Mercury scored 91 points against the Seattle Storm, but the defense gave up 97 points and that led to the six point defeat. Diana Taurasi was the top player for the Mercury finishing with 28 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Brittney Griner was back in the last game, but it still wasn’t enough. The Mercury are averaging 77.1 points while their defense is giving up 83.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 12th while the pitching is ranked 8th. Griner has been the top player for the Mercury averaging 18.4 points while shooting 58 percent from the field. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Mercury are going to find success here. Griner is back with the team, and she’s going to have a big game. Taurasi is also having a strong season, especially as of late and she’s going to be good again here. The Mystics defense struggled in the last game, and the Mercury’s offense is going to find success here. Back the Mercury against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Mercury ATS

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