2011 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
September 01, 2011
Phoenix at San Antonio
Thursday 09/01 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on San Antonio -2.5 (-110) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: win
3 units on Game Total OVER 175 -110 (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: loss
Phoenix is in a difficult situational handicapping spot, playing their fourth straight road game and fourth game in seven nights. San Antonio is playing for its playoff lives and snapped a six-game losing streak with a 78-66 win over Connecticut on Tuesday. "The win was a huge monkey off our back," Becky Hammon said. The All-Star guard has averaged 26.3 points and 8.3 assists as San Antonio and Phoenix have split four games in 2011. The Phoenix Mercury are just 2-7 ATS in their last nine against the Western Conference. I see a huge effort by the hungry, veteran home team. Play San Antonio. In addition, there will be plenty of points. Both teams have ample scoring options and Phoenix is road weary, playing their fourth game in seven nights affects the defense most. Tired legs let down first on defense. And when these teams meet, it's almost always an offensive show. The OVER is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between them in San Antonio, and 10-4 OVER the total in the last 14 meetings overall. Play the OVER.