Mercury vs Wings Prediction, Odds & Betting Insights for WNBA Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Mercury vs Wings Prediction, Odds & Betting Insights for WNBA Game on FanDuel Sportsbook


Mercury vs Wings Game Info

2022 WNBA Regular Season Game
Phoenix Mercury (6-9, 3-6 Away) vs. Dallas Wings (6-8, 1-5 Home)
Date: Friday, June 17, 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Venue: College Park Center — Arlington, TX

Two teams looking to climb back to the .500 mark meet head-to-head on Friday night. The Mercury enter this on on a bit of a hot streak, winning five of their last six games. Last time out, Phoenix took down the Indiana Fever by a score of 93-80 thanks to a 29-point performance by Tina Charles.

Meanwhile, the Wings are heading in the wrong direction and have dropped each of their last four games. They lost to the Las Vegas Aces by a score of 92-84 on Wednesday despite Arike Ogunboqale's 28 points.

Mercury vs Wings Odds & Spread

All WNBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PHO: (+172) | DAL: (-215)
 PHO: +4.5 (-104) | DAL: -4.5 (-118)
Total: 170.5 — Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)
Odds to Win WNBA Championship: PHO: (+4100) | DAL: (+4500)

These two teams are very evenly matched up, which makes the 4.5-point spread in favor of the Wings a bit surprising. That's especially the case considering the Wings are just 3-10-1 against the spread at home dating back to last season. Both teams are also averaging over 80 points per game on the year, so expect a high-scoring affair here.

Mercury vs Wings Prediction & Pick

All NBA win probability predictions and picks are according to FiveThirtyEight.
Prediction: Dallas Wings win (61.0%)

FiveThirtyEight is leaning toward Dallas in this one, which backs up the spread on FanDuel Sportsbook. After all, the Wings do average over four more rebounds per game than the Mercury and own a higher three-point shooting percentage. Home-court advantage plays a role no matter what.

Phoenix's defense could make this game much closer than expected, though. The Mercury rank higher than the Wings on a per-game basis in both steals (6.7) and blocks (4.5).

Final Score Prediction: Mercury: 86 | Wings: 90

Mercury vs Wings Betting Trends

- Phoenix is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Phoenix's last six games.
- Dallas is 1-5 straight up in its last six home games.
- The total has hit the over in eight of Dallas' last 10 games.
- With an 6-9 record, Phoenix sits fourth in the 2022 WNBA Western Conference standings.
- With an 6-8 record, Dallas sits third in the 2022 WNBA Western Conference standings.

Backing the Mercury as an underdog on the spread here sticks out as does backing the over on the total. The Mercury have been covering the spread, but keep in mind they are 2-6 straight up in their last eight away games, so avoid the moneyline. Both of these teams have been cash cows when it comes to the over, hitting the mark in a combined 12 of their last 16 games.

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