Date/Time: 07-20-2018 20:00 EDT
Spread: Dallas Wings +1.5
In this battle between the two squads sitting on the bottom the West, the last Dallas Wings (5-13), who have won only once in their last 7 games and are looking to bounce back tonight, are hosting the second-worse Phoenix Mercury (8-8), who on the other hand want to turn their latest victory into a streak.
Dallas Wings have a 5-13 record (10-8 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the Western Conference. They have lost six of their last seven matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Los Angeles with a 64-69 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Arike Ogunbowale with 14.5 ppg, while Kayla Thornton follows with 10.9 ppg and 5.8 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersPhoenix Mercury have an 8-8 record (6-9-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the West. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning at home against Dallas with a 69-64 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Brittney Griner with 19.1 ppg, adding 7.1 boards per game. She is followed by DeWanna Bonner with 18.8 ppg and a team high 7.8 boards per game.
In their two previous meeting earlier this season each team won once at home (Wings by 15 points and Mercury by 5). Wings are 5-4 at home so far season, while the Mercury are 3-6 on the road. Mercury are better both offensively, scoring a third-worse of 73.1 ppg to Wings’ league-low of 70 and defensively, allowing 73.7 ppg to Wings’ 75.2. Mercury have better percentages both in field goals (41.5% to 38.4%) and in 3-pointers (32.5% to 29.6%). They are also better in dimes made (16.7 to 16.1) and in turnovers committed (12.1 to 14.7), while Wings are better in boards grabbed (36.2 to 32.3). Bookmakers give the Mercury a -1.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road win.
Phoenix Mercury vs Dallas Wings Prediction: Phoenix Mercury -1.5 (-110)