Date/Time: 07-17-2018 15:30 EDT
Spread: Phoenix Mercury -8
The two worse teams currently in the Western Conference are clashing in this game, when the second-worse Phoenix Mercury (7-8), are hosting the last Dallas Wings (5-11), with both squads having lost their last two games and are looking to end those losing streaks today.
Phoenix Mercury have a 7-8 record (6-8-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the West. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against Minnesota with a 62-75 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by DeWanna Bonner with 19.4 ppg, adding a team high 7.7 boards per game. She is followed by Brittney Griner with 18.8 ppg and 7.1 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersDallas Wings have a 5-11 record (8-8 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the West. They have lost four of their last five matches and in their last game they lost at home against Chicago with a 79-89 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Arike Ogunbowale with 15.1 ppg, while Kayla Thornton follows with 11.2 ppg and 5.8 boards per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Wings won at home with a 69-54 score. Mercury are 4-2 at home so far season, while the Wings are 0-7 on the road. Mercury are better both offensively, scoring a third-worse of 73.4 ppg to Wings’ second-worse of 70.8 and defensively, allowing 74.3 ppg to Wings’ 76. Mercury have better percentages both in field goals (41.7% to 38.6%) and in 3-pointers (32.4% to 30.2%). They are also better in dimes made (16.9 to 16) and in turnovers committed (12.4 to 15), while Wings are better in boards grabbed (35.7 to 32). Bookmakers give the Mercury a -8 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home victory.
Dallas Wings vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Phoenix Mercury -8 (-109)