Phoenix Mercury vs Washington Mystics Prediction 5-23-24 Picks

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The Washington Mystics and Phoenix Mercury meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Footprint Center. Here’s a Phoenix Mercury vs Washington Mystics Prediction.

Washington Mystics Betting Preview

The Washington Mystics are still looking for their first win of the season. The Mystics look to avoid their first 0-5 start since the 2007 season. The Washington Mystics are averaging 75 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 80.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Ariel Atkins is averaging 14 points and 2.3 rebounds, while Karlie Samuelson is averaging 11.8 points and 2.5 assists. Shakira Austin is the third double-digit scorer and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics allowing 25.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Mercury Betting Preview

The Phoenix Mercury look for a third straight win to get off to an impressive 3-1 start. The Mercury have lost 6 of their last 9 home games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 88.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 87.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Kahleah Cooper is averaging 31.3 points and 4.7 rebounds, while Diana Taurasi is averaging 15.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Natasha Cloud is the third double-digit scorer and Sophie Cunningham is dishing 1 assist. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Mercury vs Washington Mystics Injury Report

The Phoenix Mercury will continue to be without Brittney Griner due to a toe injury. The Washington Mystics will continue to be without Brittney Sykes, while DiDi Richards and Shakira Austin are listed as day to day.

Phoenix Mercury vs Washington Mystics Prediction

The Phoenix Mercury are rolling right now with two straight wins and should be favored to beat a Mystics squad that’s still looking for their first win. However, let’s pump the brakes just a bit. The Mystics may be winless, but they’re getting after it defensively and have had games against the Liberty and Storm come down to the wire. The Mercury are winning, but they’ve been rough defensively and are in a letdown spot after a massive upset over the Aces. The Mystics should be able to find some offensive success against the Mercury. Phoenix probably wins, but the value is with the Mystics and the free points.

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