2008 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
July 01, 2008
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Phoenix at Atlanta
Tuesday 07/01 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 182 -105 (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
Just like the temperature rises in Phoenix come summertime, so too has the offensive output of the Mercury. This is a team that has produced 102 points against Connecticut and 94 aginst LA. Lately the points are coming faster, and faster as this team begins to perfect the running game. The problem is that the points scored by their opponent have been very high as well. They just simply play to outscore their opponent. The lowest output they have allowed on the season is 79. So now it's off to Atlanta who has averaged over 100 points a game in their last two, but has also allowed over 100 points a game as well. Although an adjustment has been made with this one slated by oddsmakers to be played in the low 180s, we don't feel like it is enough, and this one could should see Phoenix topping the 100 mark. With Atlanta scoring well lately and facing no defense at home coupled with the Mercury holding no one under 80 points, the OVER becomes the valued choice here.