|Game||Chicago Sky vs Phoenix Mercury|
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 11, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
Wintrust Arena Chicago, IL
CHI -1 Total 165
On Wednesday, the No. 8 seeded Phoenix Mercury visit the Windy City to play a first round single-elimination playoff game against the No. 5 seeded Chicago Sky. Phoenix is on a down having lost four straight including the final game of the regular season 96-89 to the Las Vegas Aces. The Mercury has lost each of its last two head-to-head with the Sky.
Chicago lost its final game of the regular season on Sunday to the Washington Mystics 100-86. Courtney Vandersloot handed out six assists and became the first WNBA player to have 300 assists in a single season. Diamond DeShields led the Sky in the loss with 16 points while Allie Quigley scored 13. Chicago has won two of its last three.
Brittney Griner is the leading scorer and second in rebounding for Phoenix with averages of 20.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. DeWanna Bonner is second in scoring and leading in rebounding with averages of 17.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Leilani Mitchell leads in assists with an average of 4.0 per game.
Diamond DeShields leads the Sky in scoring with an average of 16.2 points per game. Jantel Lavender is out injured; therefore Cheyenne Parker with an average of 5.8 per game leads the Sky in rebounding. Courtney Vandersloot is the leader in assists with an average of 9.0 per game. Four players are averaging double-figures in scoring for the Sky.
Recent Betting Trends
- Phoenix is 0-4 ATS in its last 4
- The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Mercury’s last 5 on the road
- Chicago is 5-2 ATS in its last 7
- The OVER has cashed in 37 of the Sky’s last 57
Chicago has played much better down the stretch than has Phoenix. The Mercury have lost each of their last 4 straight up and against the spread. The Sky have covered the number in each of the last 5 head-to-head with the Mercury and have won the last two straight up against Phoenix. Chicago has covered 9 of the last 11 following a loss ATS and 5 of its last 7 at home. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Sky wins and covers ATS 84-77.