Is this battle between two teams sitting on opposite sides of the league table, the second-worse in the East Chicago Sky (3-9), who have been terrible for the past month, having won only once in that span, are hosting the second in the West Phoenix Mercury (10-4), who saw a lengthy winning streak end and are looking to bounce back.   WNBA Phoenix Mercury vs Chicago Sky Spread and Prediction.

Date/Time: 06-24-2017 18:00 EDT

Spread: Chicago Sky +7.5

Total: +167.5

Chicago Sky have a 3-9 record so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the East and of the whole league. They have lost nine of their last ten matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Washington Mystics with a 77-93 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Allie Quigley with 15.3 ppg, followed by Diamond DeShields with 12 ppg and 4.8 boards per game. Cheyenne Parker adds 11.3 ppg and a team high 7.8 boards per game.

Phoenix Mercury have a 10-4 record so far this season and currently sit on the second place of the West and the whole league. In their last game they saw an eight-game winning streak getting snapped by losing at home against the Minnesota Lynx with a 72-83 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Diana Taurasi with 20.4 ppg and a team high 4.64 dimes per game. She is followed by Brittney Griner with 20.2 ppg and a team high 7.7 boards per game, while DeWanna Bonner adds 14.9 ppg, 6 boards and 3.2 dimes per game.

In their previous meeting earlier this season Phoenix won at home with a 96-79 score and they also won all three meetings against Chicago last season. Sky have a 2-4 home record so far this season, while Mercury are 6-1 on the road. Mercury are better both offensively, scoring 82.9 ppg to Sky’s third-worse of 76.3 and defensively, allowing 79.4 ppg to Sky’s league-low of 87.3. They also have better percentages both in field goals (45.6% to 41.4%) and in 3-pointers (34% to 33.5%). Mercury are also better in assists made (20.4 to 17.9) and in turnovers committed (13.9 to 15.1), while Sky are only better in rebounding (33.5 to 31.4). Sky are one of the weakest squads currently in the league and Vegas odds give Mercury a -7.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for another road victory.

Phoenix Mercury vs Chicago Sky Prediction: Phoenix Mercury -7.5 (-113)

 

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