Date/Time: 08-16-2018 22:00 EDT
Spread: Phoenix Mercury -6.5
Two teams sitting on the bottom two places of each conference are clashing tonight, when the second-worse in the West Phoenix Mercury (11-13), are hosting the team with the worse record currently in the league, the Atlanta Dream (5-20), with each team having lost their last three and ten games respectively and are looking to end those losing streaks today.
Phoenix Mercury have a 11-13 record (12-11-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the Western Conference. They have lost five of their last six matches and in their last game they lost at home against Connecticut with a 71-78 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Brittney Griner with 19.4 ppg, adding 7 boards per game. She is followed by DeWanna Bonner with 18 ppg and a team high 7.3 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersAtlanta Dream have a 5-20 record (11-14 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the WNBA. They have 10 consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against Las Vegas with a 90-94 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tiffany Hayes with 13.9 ppg, adding 3.1 boards and 3.1 dimes per game. She is followed by Brittney Sykes with 10.9 ppg and 4.7 boards per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Mercury won at home with a 65-63 score. Mercury are 7-4 at home so far season, while the Dream are 1-11 on the road. Mercury are better both offensively, scoring 75.6 ppg to Dream’s second-worse of 70.8 and defensively, allowing 75.5 ppg to Dream’s 79.4. They also have better percentages both in field goals (42% to 36.8%) and in 3-pointers (33.2% to 28.3%). They are also better both in dimes made (17.4 to 15.8) and in turnovers committed (12.8 to 14.5), while Dream are only better in boards grabbed (36.4 to 32.1). Bookmakers give the Mercury a -6.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds against the worse team currently in the league.
Atlanta Dream vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Phoenix Mercury -6.5 (-111)