Date/Time: 07-30-2018 19:00 EDT
Spread: Washington Mystics -9.5
Two squads sitting on opposite sides of each WNBA conference are clashing today, when the 4th in the Western Conference Phoenix Mercury, are visiting the 2nd in the Eastern Conference Washington Mystics. Both teams are coming off three straight victories and want to continue on the winning ways in this game.
The Mercury are 10-8 (8-9-1 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the 4th place of the West. They have won their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Fever at home, 95-77. The Mystics are 12-6 (10-8 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the 2nd place of the East. They have won their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Lynx on the road, 79-71.
Top Basketball BookmakersPhoenix are led in scoring by Brittney Griner with 19.1 ppg. She also adds 7.2 rebounds per game. DeWanna Bonner follows with 18.7 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 7.4 per game. Leilani Mitchell adds 10.9 ppg, 3.3 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 4.1 per game. Washington are led in scoring by Elena Delle Donne with 17.1 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 8.4 per game, while Kristi Toliver follows with 13.1 ppg and leads the team in assists made with 5.8 per game. Ariel Atkins adds 11.1 ppg and 3 rebounds per game.
In their latest matchup earlier this year Phoenix were victorious on the road by 23 points. Washington have a 5-3 home record, while Phoenix have a 4-6 road record. Washington have the best offense in the league with 85.5 ppg to Phoenix’s 74.2, while Phoenix have a better defense, allowing 73.4 ppg to Washington’s 76.4. Washington have a better accuracy both from the field (45% to 41.4%) and from behind the arc (34.1% to 33.8%). Both squads grab almost the same number of rebounds (32.2 to 32), while Washington are better in assists per game (20.7 to 17.1) and also commit fewer turnovers (11.3 to 12.2). Washington are the absolute favorite at home and expect them to win by more than 10 points today.
Phoenix Mercury vs Washington Mystics Prediction: Washington Mystics -9.5 (-107)