Mercury vs Liberty Prediction: Phoenix Mercury Struggling But Favorite to Win Tonight
Mercury vs Liberty Prediction: Phoenix Mercury is the favorite to win tonight’s game against the New York Liberty as per the latest prediction.
The WNBA has scheduled its all-star game for 10th July which means that the teams who are playing on Thursday night would be more than happy to go on a short break with a win.
When Phoenix Mercury plays New York Liberty in an inter-conference battle, the respective sides are in desperate need of getting out of the 5th position in the table.
On the outlook, it looks like Liberty has a marginally higher win percentage but the Mercury is a formidable side at home. The predictions have also concurred it’s Mercury’s game to lose this Thursday evening.
Phoenix Mercury vs New York Liberty Prediction
|Phoenix Mercury||New York Liberty||Predicted Winner|
|Smarkets||Odds: 1.38||Odds: 2.66||Mercury|
Mercury vs Liberty Prediction: Recent form
The Phoenix Mercury have not been the overwhelming favorites this season but are capable of pulling off something special every time they are in the middle. But the season has not panned out like they wanted as they are struggling in the 5th spot in the Western Conference.
On top of it, the two losses to Sparks and Aces in the recent past have rubbed salt on their wounds. It is time for them to raise from the ashes as their name suggests, to find a place in the playoffs.
On the other hand, the New York Liberty haven’t had the best of the campaigns in the Eastern Conference with the club misfiring on several occasions. But an interesting case with the Liberty is that they have done exceedingly well when they have played away while struggling to finish games at home.
Focusing on their last five appearances, the side has managed to better off the Aces, Dream, and Sun but have suffered losses to Sparks and Dream.
Mercury vs Liberty Prediction: Head-to-head
Matches: 33: Liberty: 12 Mercury: 21
Last Meeting: Mercury won against Liberty by 83-82 margin on 24th Sep 2021.
Mercury vs Liberty Prediction: Players to watch
Shey Peddy has been incredible this season with 3.4 assists and 1.5 steals in addition to a 43.8% field-goal percentage.
Skylar Diggins Smith’s as the guard put on a show against Sparks with 22 points and 4 rebounds besides 5 assists. Diana Taurasi who will be the shooting guard has averaged 15.5 points in every outing and has been a consistent performer for the side this season.
Sophie Cunningham has a three-point conversion of 39.2% and 4.1 rebounds in 15 games that she has taken part in so far.
Stefanie Dolson who has played at the center position has averaged 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds besides a free throw percentage of 88.9.
Sabrina Ionescu was breathing fire against the Aces as she made 31 points and 10 assists. On the other hand, Marine Johannes has good numbers in terms of turnovers whereas she has to do better than 0.6 steals.
Natasha Howard brings power and versatility to the center as the lead forward while providing 18 points and 6 rebounds in her last outing.
Phoenix Mercury vs New York Liberty Prediction: Predicted Winner
The Mercury will take on the Liberty in a bottom-placed contest with the hosts as well as the away side in a bit of kerfuffle in their respective conferences. It is clearly evident in the chances that the Phoenix Mercury has the home advantage with a 67% chance while the Liberty need a huge effort for the pendulum to swing in their direction, according to FiveThirtyEight.
On the other hand, Oddschecker who is known to give the best odds has stated that the Liberty is the 6th favorite this season with odds of 80/1 while the side on the road are clearly the underdogs whose sole aim would be to get past the regular season.