2008 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
June 24, 2008
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Phoenix at Washington
Tuesday 06/24 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix +2 (-115) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: win
3 units on Game Total OVER 167 +100 (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: win
Washington has played most of its schedule to scores in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. What they haven't been able to do is dictate pace against teams like Phoenix and Connecticut that take the game right at you, turning it into a full-court contest. The result is two losses and 357 points scored or nearly 180 per game, and 191 when these teams met earlier in the season. The other 10 games have shown the Mystics producing just 132 points per game. This is a stark contrast and points out their inability to slow down a high-octane offense. Phoenix can score, but they also have allowed 80+ in all but one game, and that was 79. With the problems the Mystics have had defending quick teams this one points to a road win for the Mercury as well as a game going OVER the total.