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Phoenix Mercury vs. Las Vegas Aces - 9/8/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Las Vegas Aces at Phoenix Mercury
Date & Time Sunday September 8, 2019, 4:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, AZ
The Line
The Line: Phoenix Mercury +3 -- Over/Under: 161.5
TV Channel
ESPN3/LEAGUE PASS, FOX SPORTS ARIZONA
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The Las Vegas Aces and Phoenix Mercury meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Las Vegas Aces need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 81.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 39.7 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 16.4 points and 6.7 rebounds while Liz Cambage is averaging 15.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. Kayla McBride is the third double-digit scorer and Dearica Hamby is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.9 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have lost four straight road games.

The Phoenix Mercury need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 76.1 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 42 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 20.8 points and 7.3 rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 17.6 points and 7.7 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Yvonne Turner is dishing 2.3 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have lost five of their last seven home games.

The Aces are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 Sunday games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mercury are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Aces are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Mercury last 6 home games. The over is 8-2-1 in Aces last 11 overall.

Neither of these teams are playing well as we gear up for the playoffs, and the Las Vegas Aces are losing their last five games by an average of 7.6 points and have failed to cover five of their last six games. The Phoenix Mercury haven't been much better, but they do win at home by an average of 1.9 points and did take Las Vegas to overtime in the last meeting as 8.5-point underdogs. I'll take the free bucket. 

Pick:
Phoenix Mercury +3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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