2013 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks

September 19, 2013

This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.


Phoenix at Los Angeles

Thursday 09/19 10:00 PM Eastern

1 unit on Phoenix +8 (-107) (risk 1 to return 1)  RESULT: WIN

The Phoenix Mercury had trouble keeping their key players on the court this season. They lost 35 games from starters, but now appear to be as healthy as ever. It had the effect of making them a streaky team, as they went a stretch winning eight of nine, and closed the season playing some of their best basketball at 9-4 in their last 13. The Los Angeles Sparks were a tough out at home this season, as they finished with a 15-2 mark on their home court. But remember, one of the two losses came at the hands of this Phoenix team 90-84. Phoenix also beat the Sparks by 16 points at home when scoring 97. The bottom line is that those wins were when Phoenix was streaking good, as they are right now as well, so I think this line is too strong here on LA. Diana Turasi went for 32, and 34 points in those two wins, so she is capable of keeping Phoenix in touch here. The Sparks closed at 2-9 ATS in their last 11 vs. the Western Conference often laying too much, as is the case here. Take the points and play on Phoenix.

Mercury 20 18 27 21 86
Sparks 26 17 17 15 75



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