Mercury vs Sky Prediction WNBA Picks 7/20
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- Jul 20, 2023, 8:55:07 AM
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Phoenix Mercury vs Chicago Sky: Preview and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury (4-15) prepares to host the Chicago Sky (8-12) in an enticing matchup. Our WNBA predictions at KingPin.pro are driven by meticulous analysis and expert picks.
Phoenix Mercury: Offense, Defense, and Home Advantage
The Phoenix Mercury, despite a challenging season overall, have had commendable performances on their home court, with a 4-6 record. The Mercury, led by Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner, are averaging 75.6 points, with a decent shooting percentage of 45.1% over their last ten games.
Defensively, the Mercury have struggled, conceding an average of 85.5 points per game. However, the Sky's recent poor road performance could prove advantageous for the Mercury. Their turnover average stands at 15.9 per game, but they manage to perform well when keeping turnovers less than their opponents.
Mercury's home form has been strong lately, making them a tough side to beat in Phoenix. The absence of Skylar Diggins-Smith for personal reasons is a setback, but the team's home form can help offset her absence.
Chicago Sky: Offense, Defense, and Road Struggles
The Chicago Sky, led by Kahleah Copper, Elizabeth Williams, and Courtney Williams, are averaging 76.2 points with a 44.1% shooting percentage over their last ten games. Despite their offensive efforts, the Sky's performance on the road has been subpar with a 4-5 record.
Defensively, the Sky have given up an average of 82.7 points, which could be a significant concern against the Mercury who have been solid at home. Also, with Ruthy Hebard (personal), Isabelle Harrison (knee), and Rebekah Gardner (foot) sidelined, the Sky are facing a tough task ahead.
Given the Mercury's recent good form at home and the Sky's struggles on the road, the scales seem to tip in favor of the Mercury. Despite their overall season records, current form and home advantage play a crucial role in predicting the outcome of the game.
The Sky's recent performance on the road and the injury concerns further bolster the case for a Mercury victory. It's important to consider that the Mercury's home form has been improving, which could prove decisive in this matchup.
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Pick: Mercury +2