2016 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
July 03, 2016
Phoenix at Atlanta
Sunday 07/03 06:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Atlanta +120 (moneyline) (risk 2 to return 4.4) RESULT: LOSS
Thgis is a long road trip for Phoenix, the start of the two-game trip. Phoenix has a losing record on the road at 2-6. They are dead last in the WNBA in points allowed and #10 in rebounds, off a 99-88 home loss to New York allowing 55.6% shooting. The Mercury are 5-11 ATS against the Eastern Conference. Atlanta is a dog because they've dropped five in a row, but that's misleading. Four of the contests were on the road, one was in double OT, and they lost two others by four and three points. Atlanta has excellent balance and frontcourt play, with forward Angel McCoughtry (19.4 points per game), Center Elizabeth Williams (13.1 points per game, 7.3 rebounds per game), and guard Tiffany Hayes (15.4 points per game). Hayes missed Tuesday's loss at Seattle because of a hamstring injury, but returned with a career-high 32 points in Thursday's loss at top-ranked Los Angeles. Atlanta is second in the league in rebounding. They are home from a three-game trip, and the Dream are 16-7 ATS following a straight up loss, plus 8-2 ATS against the West. The wagering value is on the home team to win the game. Play Atlanta on the Moneyline.