Liberty vs Mercury Picks and Prediction – 8/19/2023

By: Cameron Ross |

Last Updated: 08/18/2023 at 8:00 AM ET

New York Liberty at Phoenix Mercury 08/18/23 - WNBA Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 8/19/2023, 2:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: NY 12.5 (-1200); O/U 165.5

The New York Liberty continue a road trip Friday night with a game in Phoenix against the Phoenix Mercury. New York comes into Friday as the second best team in the WNBA 18 games above .500 on a lengthy win street following a 19 point blowout of Las Vegas. If you are looking for other teams around the WNBA check out all of our WNBA Picks. Offensively New York is the second best team overall averaging 88.5 points per game on a blistering 45.3% shooting from the floor.

Breanna Stewart leads New York this season averaging 23.3 points per game to go along with a team high 9.2 rebounds. Sabrina Ionescu is second on the team averaging 16.8 points per game, while Jonquel Jones is the third leading scorer averaging 12.1 points per game. Courtney Vandersloot orchestrates the offense averaging 10.1 points and a team high 8 assists.

The Phoenix Mercury return home Friday night having an abysmal season 12 games below .500 after a 10 point loss. Offensively Phoenix has been a bottom feeder averaging just 77.8 points per game, while their defense has been abused allowing 83.4 points per game through 30 games played. Offensively Phoenix has averaged 86.8 points per game over their last five, while allowing just 81 points per game resulting in three wins in that span.

 Britney Griner has carried the Phoenix offense since her return earlier this year leading the team averaging 17.9 points per game and leads the way with seven rebounds. Diana Taurasi is second on the team averaging 17.2 points to go along with a team high 4.8 assists, while Sophie Cunningham averages 11.1 points per game as the third phoenix player in double figures.

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The New York Liberty are red hot coming into Friday and will continue to roll against a bottom feeder in the league. Expect New York to dominate this game on both sides of the floor as they will continue their win streak. The New York Liberty will have no issue Friday night picking up the win and cover on the road. Final Score Prediction, New York Liberty win and cover 98-73.

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