New York Liberty vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction
Mercury vs Liberty Prediction and Odds: The New York Liberty is predicted to win as per the latest odds and predictions.
The Phoenix Mercury will face a formidable task as they prepare to confront the New York Liberty in the next WNBA match. It has been a disappointing start to the season for the Mercury and they are in desperate need of a significant transformation. Hosting the New York Liberty at the Footprint Center, the Phoenix Mercury will have a home advantage, however, they will have to punch over their waist to get past the challenge of New York Liberty.
The New York Liberty will be going into the game on the back of 6 consecutive wins while the New York Liberty lost their last WNBA game. Despite the Mercury having a home advantage, it will be the New York Liberty who will be the favorites to win the games.
Mercury vs Liberty Prediction and Odds: Home-Away Stats
The Phoenix Mercury have managed to win only 1 of their last 5 home games. Their only win came against the Minnesota Lynx. Their last home game ended in a defeat at the hands of the Chicago Sky. In their last home game, the Phoenix Mercury faced a crushing defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Sparks.
- In their last 5 away games, the Phoenix Mercury have averaged 80.0 points per game.
- The New York Liberty have conceded an average of 87.4 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 3
New York Liberty
New York Liberty have won 4 of their last five away games. Their only defeat came in their last away game against the Washington Mystics.
- In their last 5 away games, the NY Liberty have averaged 88.6 points per game.
- The New York Liberty have conceded an average of 79.4 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 1
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 1
Liberty vs Mecury Prediction: Offense and Defense Comparisons
- The Phoenix Mercury have encountered significant difficulties in their offensive performance this season, averaging a score of 76.6 points per game. Their shooting statistics reveal a field goal success rate of 44.7% and a 3-point shooting accuracy of 30.4%. Furthermore, their free throw accuracy stands at 78.8%.
- With an average of 87.5 points per game, the New York Liberty has consistently maintained a solid offensive performance. They have displayed a shooting efficiency of 45.7% from the field and an impressive 38.1% from beyond the 3-point line. The Liberty has also showcased a commendable free throw conversion rate of 81.8%.
- The Phoenix Mercury has conceded 85.8 points per game so far. Their opposition shooting accuracy stands at 42.6% in field goals, and 33.9% in 3-pointers. The Mercury rebounded with an average of 34.9 per game. The average number of steals and the average number of blocks per game are currently at 7.2 and 3.6 respectively.
- The New York Liberty has given away 81.3 points per game. They restricted the opposition teams to 42.4% from the field and 36.1% beyond the 3-point arc. The Liberty maintained an average of 33.9 rebounds, with 6.8 steals and 3.6 blocks per game.
Mercury vs Liberty Prediction and Odds
The New York Liberty will start as home favorites in this matchup. They recently won a home game against the Phoenix Mercury.
The odds for this game will be released soon while the Moneyline for this matchup are:
- Phoenix Mercury: +688
- New York Liberty: -1221
Liberty vs Mercury Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
Throughout the history of the WNBA, the Phoenix Mercury, and the New York Liberty have faced each other 61 times. The Mercury have secured 30 victories, while the Liberty have won 31 games.
In their most recent five meetings, the Mercury have emerged victorious in two games, while the Liberty have won three. The latest encounter occurred during the current season where the New York Liberty dominated with a 99-95 points triumph.
Head-to-Head Stats: Last 5 Meetings
- Number of home games won by the New York Liberty: 3
- Number of home games won by the Phoenix Mercury: 2
- Average Number of Total Points scored: 163.0
- Average Number of Points scored by the New York Liberty: 84.0
- Average Number of Points scored by the Phoenix Mercury: 79.0
Mercury vs Liberty Prediction and Odds: Players to Watch Out
- Brittney Griner (Center): Points Per Game: 19.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.1 | Blocks Per Game: 2.1
- Diana Taurasi (Guard): Points Per Game: 13.8 | Assists Per Game: 5.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.3
- Sophie Cunningham (Guard): Points Per Game: 12.5 | Assists Per Game: 2.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.2
New York Liberty
- Breanna Stewart (Forward): Points Per Game: 22.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 9.9 | Assists Per Game: 3.9
- Sabrina Ionescu (Guard): Points Per Game: 15.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.7 | Assists Per Game: 4.7
- Courtney Vandersloot (Guard): Points Per Game: 11.2 | Assists Per Game: 8.4 | Steals Per Game: 1.4
Mercury vs Liberty Prediction and Odds: Overall Performance Analysis
The Phoenix Mercury’s performance this season has been challenging with an overall record of 9-21. They have had slightly better performance against Eastern than the Western Conference teams. When facing Eastern Conference opponents, the Mercury managed a slightly better record of 7 wins and 8 losses while they have struggled against Western Conference teams with just 2 wins and 13 defeats.
Home games have been somewhat of a stronghold for the Mercury, where they secured 8 out of their 9 wins. Unfortunately, the Mercury’s performance on the road has been less than stellar, as they’ve only managed to secure 1 win out of 15 away games. Statistically, Mercury’s offense has averaged 77.8 points per game, with a slightly better output against Eastern Conference opponents at 79.2 points. On the defensive end, they’ve allowed an average of 83.4 points per game, displaying a stronger defense against Western Conference teams (79.27 points) but struggling more against Eastern Conference teams (87.53 points).
New York Liberty
The New York Liberty have delivered an impressive performance this season, boasting a remarkable 25-6 record overall. Their dominance is evident against both Eastern and Western Conference teams, with a 13-3 record against Eastern opponents and a solid 12-3 record against those from the West. The Liberty have managed to maintain their prowess both at home and on the road. They’ve secured 12 wins at home, with an even split of 6-2 against teams from each conference.
Offensively, the Liberty have been productive, averaging 88.32 points per game. They’ve showcased an even higher scoring ability against Eastern Conference opponents with an average of 90.19 points, while maintaining a strong 86.33-point average against Western Conference teams. On the defensive end, they’ve allowed an average of 80.13 points per game, displaying a consistent defensive effort against both conference opponents.
Mercury vs Liberty Winner Prediction
- Home Advantage: Mercury
- Offensive Advantage: Liberty
- Defensive Advantage: Liberty
- Overall: Liberty to win
The Phoenix Mercury must address several areas of improvement in order to avoid a catastrophic season. They are in dire need of implementing innovative strategies to change their fortunes. On the other hand, the New York Liberty will be determined to unleash their full potential and deliver a decisive blow to the Mercury, inflicting a crushing defeat upon them.
As per the predictions and odds, the New York Liberty is expected to win this contest.