2011 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
August 23, 2011
New York at Phoenix
Tuesday 08/23 10:00 PM Eastern
2 units on New York +6.5 (-110) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
The Phoenix Mercury are always a desirable public team because they like to get up and down the floor. They have the illusion of being a better team than what they actually are, and right now they are not playing up to the line. They have failed to cover each of their last three games, despite winning two of them. This is a team that beats up on weaker opponents at home, but is usually over-valued at home vs. the better teams. Over the past two seasons, Phoenix has won just 1 of 15 games at home by more than 6 points when facing a winning team. That certainly puts them in the danger zone here with the 6 point line. New York on the other hand, has been a road warrior vs. good teams, and has lost just one of their last eight on the road vs. a winning team by more than 6 points. Take the Liberty in this one.