Nikki Blue took over as interim coach in late June and the Phoenix Mercury have been playing with more energy and better defense since and they got their second victory under Blue, 78-72 over Los Angeles on Sunday while holding the Sparks to 37 percent shooting. Brittney Griner led the Mercury with 29 points and Diana Taurasi added 22 points for Phoenix, which shot 48 percent from the field. Now the next task for the new coach is to get some revenge against Las Vegas, which won the first meeting this season 99-79 four days before Blue was hired as head coach. The Aces showed some vulnerability losing 80-78 to Dallas on Friday before defeating Minnesota the following night. They are just 3-4 ATS their past seven games and despite their 17-2 SU record, the Aces are just 10-9 ATS. Phoenix is 10-3 ATS the past 13 meetings on the road with the Aces. Take the Mercury ATS (Max Play), and grab a half-unit on the moneyline.
This pick was released to clients on July 11, 2023 at 11:59AM ET.
Phoenix at Las Vegas
July 11, 2023
10:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Phoenix +17.5 (-108) (risk 2 to return 3.85)
0.5 unit on Phoenix +1260 (moneyline) (risk 0.5 to return 6.8)
Las Vegas Aces
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