2016 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
September 02, 2016
Phoenix at Connecticut
Friday 09/02 07:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Phoenix -200 (moneyline) (risk 1 to return 1.5) RESULT: LOSS
Phoenix is coming down the stretch playing well, winning five of six. Phoenix is ranked second in the WNBA in points scored. Diana Taurasi and the Mercury are playing some of their best basketball in the final weeks of the regular season, especially on defense. The Mercury have returned from the Olympic break and won three straight games, holding their last two opponents to under 70 points. Taurasi, the fourth-leading scorer in the WNBA, and Brittney Griner have been fueling Phoenix's push up the league standings. Griner had 20 points, seven rebounds, four blocks and three steals as Phoenix smoked Indiana on Tuesday, 79-65. They face a Connecticut team with a losing record, including 5-8 at home. Connecticut is seventh in the league in scoring, ninth in assists, and #10 in points allowed. Play Phoenix on the moneyline.