Phoenix Mercury vs Chicago Sky Odds & Info
|Game||Phoenix Mercury vs Chicago Sky|
|Date & Time||Sunday October 10, 2021, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
Footprint Center Phoenix, AZ
PHO -3.5 ; O/U 166.5
On Sunday, the Chicago Sky visit the Phoenix Mercury for Game 1 of the WNBA Finals best of five series. Chicago defeated Connecticut 4-1 in its semifinales series, culminating with a 79-69 victory over the Sun on Wednesday. This is the first time Chicago has reached the WNBA finals since 2014. Much of the success of Chicago this season has been thanks to Candace Parker, who joined the Sky during the offseason.
In Wednesday’s semifinals series’ clinching victory, Parker scored 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds and handed out seven assists. In six games the postseason, Kahleah Copper is the leading scorer for Chicago with 18.2 points per game, while Courtney Vandersloot is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 14.0 points and 8.7 assists per game. Candace Parker is the leading rebounder with an average of 8.3 per game.
Phoenix reached the WNBA finals following an 87-84 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Friday in Game 5 of their semifinals series. Phoenix was led in the victory by Diana Taurasi with 24 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter to help the Mercury rally to the victory. However, the final deciding factor came when Brittney Griner blocked a shot by A’ja Wilson with less than a second remaining to preserve the win for Phoenix.
During the postseason, Brittney Griner is the leading scorer and rebounder for Phoenix with averages of 21.0 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Diana Taurasi is the second-leading scorer with an average of 19.7 points per game. Skylar Diggins-Smith is the leader in assists with an average of 5.7 per game. Phoenix has four players averaging double-figures in scoring during the postseason.
Recent Betting Trends
- Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6
- The OVER has cashed in 9 of the Sky’s last 13
- Phoenix is 5-1 ATS in is last 6
- The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Mercury’s last 7 at home
Free WNBA Pick:
Phoenix is coming off a nail-biting last second victory over the Las Vegas Aces and will only have one day of rest before facing Chicago, who defeated the Connecticut Sun in their semifinal series and has had four days of rest. Candace Parker has been the key component for Chicago during the postseason and the veteran’s experience, scoring, rebounding and playmaking will be the difference in Game 1 as the Sky will take a 1-0 lead in the series with a win. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Sky wins and cover ATS 84-79