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Chicago Sky vs Phoenix Mercury, 2019 WNBA Playoffs – Preview, Prediction, h2h, and Live Stream

The fifth-seeded Chicago Sky and the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury meet Wednesday in the first round of the 2019 WNBA playoffs at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday night. The 2019 WNBA Playoffs start with the single-elimination first round Wednesday.

Chicago Sky vs Phoenix Mercury Team News

Chicago Sky

The Chicago Sky participate in this challenge winning 13 of their last 19 games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 84.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and permitting 83.3 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Diamond DeShields is averaging 16.2 points and 5.6 bounce back while Allie Quigley is averaging 13.8 points and 2.6 assists.

Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is snatching 6.9 bounce back. The Chicago Sky are shooting 33.6 percent from past the arc and 81.9 percent from the free-throw line. The Chicago Sky are permitting 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are getting 36.4 bounce back per game. The Chicago Sky have won seven of their last nine home games.

Chicago Sky completed the regular season with a 20-14 record (21-12-1 ATS) and were placed fifth in the league. In their last game they saw a two-game series of wins getting snapped by losing on the road against Washington with a 86-100 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Diamond DeShields with 16.2 ppg, including 5.5 boards per game. She is trailed by Allie Quigley with 13.8 ppg and 3 boards for each game.

Phoenix Mercury

The Phoenix Mercury enter the playoffs on a harsh four-game losing streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 76.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting and permitting 77.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 20.6 points and 7.3 bounce back while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 17.3 points and 7.6 bounce back.

Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Yvonne Turner is dishing 2.3 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 32.5 percent from past the arc and 84.6 percent from the free-throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are permitting 34 percent shooting from deep and are snatching 32.5 bounce back per game. The Phoenix Mercury have lost five of their last seven street games.

Phoenix Mercury completed the regular season with a 15-19 record (17-16-1 ATS) and were placed 8th in the league. They have four back to back misfortunes and in their last game they lost at home against Las Vegas with a 89-98 score, not beating the chances. They are led in scoring by Brittney Griner with 20.7 ppg, including 7.2 boards per game. She is trailed by DeWanna Bonner with 17.2 ppg and a team high 7.6 boards per game.

Date: Wednesday September 11, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM (EDT)
Venue: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL
TV Channel/Live Stream: ESPN2

Chicago Sky vs Phoenix Mercury Head-to-Head Record

During the regular season, Chicago defeated Phoenix in every one of the three head-to-head duels including two experiences at Wintrust Arena. The Mercury are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 versus Eastern Conference, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 street games. The Sky are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 2 days rest and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Mercury are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 37-18-2 in Sky last 57 overall. The over is 4-1 in Mercury last 5 street games.

Chicago Sky vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction

The Chicago Sky have won every one of the three meetings against the Mercury this year, winning by an average of 14 points, and that incorporates a 27-point beatdown a week ago. The Phoenix Mercury are riding a four-game losing streak and are losing their last five games overall by an average of 11 points. The Mercury have championship family and are constantly a danger at whatever point the playoffs start, as they have the experience to flip the switch. Hell, everyone saw it a year ago. In any case, these are two teams heading in totally various ways and it’s difficult to contend the numbers.

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