In this battle between two squads from opposing conferences but with identical records, the Mercury (2-2), are facing the Dream (2-2). Atlanta wants to bounce back after their latest defeat, while Phoenix wants to extend their current winning streak.
Date/Time: 08-04-2020, 18:00 EDT
Spread: Atlanta Dream +6.5 Total: +177.5
Dream have a 2-2 record (2-2 ATS) and are tied with the Fever in the third place of the East. In their last game they lost against the Fever, 77-93, failing to cover the -1.5 spread.
Betnijah Laney leads the team in scoring with 17.5 ppg, adding 4.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.
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Mercury also have 2-2 record (2-2 ATS) and are tied with three more teams in the third place of the West. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won against the Liberty, 96-67, easily covering the -11 handicap.
Bria Hartley leads the team in scoring with 19.8 ppg, adding 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.
Mercury swept the Dream 3-0 wins last season.
Phoenix has the best offense in the WNBA (93.5 to 84). Both teams have almost identical defenses (91.5 to 91.8).
Mercury have the best FG% in the league (50% to 44.6%) and the second-best 3-pt% (38.2 to 28.8).
They are better in rebounding (34.5 to 32), in assists made (22.8 to 15) and in turnovers committed (15.5 to 16.3).
Bookmakers give the Mercury a -6.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. Even though they have the same record, they have been playing better this season.
Phoenix Mercury vs Atlanta Dream Prediction: Phoenix Mercury -6.5 (-109)
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