Mystics vs Mercury Prediction and Odds

Mystics vs Mercury Prediction and Odds: The Phoenix Mercury is predicted to win the upcoming game against the Washington Mystics but it is likely to be a close contest.

The Washington Mystics (13-13) will look for a crucial away win as they are set to meet the Phoenix Mercury (7-20) at FootPrint Center in the upcoming WNBA matchup. It has been a season full of ups and downs for the Mystics. They need to be consistent to remain strong in the playoff race. Their away record, in particular, is an area of concern. Currently placed as the 6th seed, Washington is coming off a 79-77 win against the LA Sparks in the last fixture.

The Phoenix Mercury will play to secure a much-needed home win. Although it is quite unlikely that they will qualify for the playoffs, the Mercury aims to find some positives from this season. With only 7 wins from 27 games, Phoenix currently sit as the 12th seed in the league. Their previous game resulted in a 91-97 loss to the Seattle Storm.

Mystics vs Mercury Prediction: Home-Away Stats

The Phoenix Mercury has won  4 of the last 5 home games.

They won against the Atlanta Dream, Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, and LA Sparks. The only defeat came against the Seattle Storm. The Mercury has a home record of 6-7 in the current season.

In the last 5 home fixtures

  • The Phoenix Mercury scored 82.4 points per game.
  • The Phoenix Mercury conceded 73.6 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
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of more than 10 points: 2

The Washington Mystics failed to win any of the last 5 away games.

The Mystics’ last 5 defeats came against teams like the Atlanta Dream, Dallas Wings (2 games), Minnesota Lynx, and Connecticut Sun. They managed to win 4 out of 13 away matchups as of now.

In the last 5 away fixtures

  • The Washington Mystics scored 76.6 points per game.
  • The Washington Mystics conceded 89.6 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
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of more than 10 points: 2

Mystics vs Mercury Prediction: Offense and Defense Comparisons


  • The Washington Mystics have been maintaining an average scoring of 80.7 points per game, with a shooting accuracy of 42.6% from the field and 32.0% from beyond the three-point line. Notably, they have an impressive free throw success rate of 83.2%.
  • The Phoenix Mercury is playing with an average of 78.6 points per game this season. In shooting, they have a conversion rate of 43.7% in field goals and 33.0% in 3-pointers. Their free throw accuracy is currently at 81.7%.


  • The Washington Mystics have been allowing their opponents to score an average of 80.2 points per game. They have displayed success in limiting their opponents’ field goal percentage to 43.3% and their three-point percentage to 33.9%. Defensively, the Mystics have an average of 36.4 rebounds, 6.6 steals, and 3.2 blocks per game.
  • The Phoenix Mercury has allowed an average of 83.9 points per game to their opponents. Their opponents have had a 43.0% success rate in field goals and a 34.5% success rate in 3-pointers. Phoenix has maintained an average of 34.3 rebounds per game. They currently have an average of 7.5 steals and 3.9 blocks per game.

Mystics vs Mercury Prediction: Odds

Although the Phoenix Mercury will have the home advantage, the Washington Mystics are likely to bring out their best to improve their away stats considering the crucial phase of the season. The betting markets are giving a slight upper hand to the Mercury.


  • Washington Mystics: +2.5 (-115)
  • Phoenix Mercury: -2.5 (-107)


  • Washington Mystics: +114
  • Phoenix Mercury: -140

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Mystics vs Mercury Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats

Throughout the history of the WNBA, the Phoenix Mercury, and the Washington Mystics have faced each other 37 times. The Mercury has been dominant with 25 wins, while the Mystics have secured victory in 12 games.

Looking at their recent encounters, the last 5 meetings saw the Mystics coming out on top in 3 games, while the Mercury won 2 of them. Their most recent matchup occurred on 23 July 2023 in the current season, when the Washington Mystics claimed a convincing 84-69 victory.

Head-to-Head Stats: Last 5 Meetings

  • Number of home games won by the Phoenix Mercury: 1
  • Number of away games won by the Washington Mystics: 0
  • Average Number of Total Points scored: 160.4
  • Average Number of Points scored by the Phoenix Mercury: 76.4
  • Average Number of Points scored by the Washington Mystics: 84.0

Mercury vs Mystics Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Washington Mystics

  • Elena Delle Donne (Forward): Points Per Game: 18.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.0 | Steals Per Game 2.6 (Participation in the next game is subject to fitness)
  • Brittney Sykes (Guard): Points Per Game: 14.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.9 | Steals Per Game: 2.3
  • Natasha Cloud (Guard): Points Per Game: 12.4 | Assists Per Game: 6.0 | Steals Per Game: 1.3

Phoenix Mercury

  • Brittney Griner (Center): Points Per Game: 18.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.6 | Blocks Per Game: 1.6
  • Diana Taurasi (Guard): Points Per Game: 18.0 | Assists Per Game: 4.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.6
  • Sophie Cunningham (Guard): Points Per Game: 10.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.7 | Assists Per Game: 1.9

Mercury vs Mystics Prediction: Last Game Analysis

Washington Mystics

The Washington Mystics are back to winning ways after a frustrating streak of 3 losses. They won an exciting game against the LA Sparks by a margin of just 2 points. Natasha Could helped the Mystics go ahead by 75-67 with 3:28 left in the fourth quarter. However, the Sparks scored the next 6 points to reduce the deficit to just 2 points. Cloud’s two free throws in the waning seconds resulted in a win for Washington.

Tianna Hawkins led the scoring for the Mystics with 17 points. She also added 5 rebounds. Queen Egbo gave a brilliant contribution of 15 points off the bench along with 9 rebounds.

Phoenix Mercury

In their recent home game against the Seattle Storm, the Phoenix Mercury suffered a 6-point defeat. Brittney Griner’s successful 3-pointer briefly gave the Mercury a 2-point lead with 2:31 left on the clock. However, the Storm mounted a comeback and secured the win in the final phase of the game. Unfortunately, Phoenix was outrebounded 36-27 by the Storm, indicating a weakness in their defensive efforts during crucial moments of the contest.

Diana Taurasi did a commendable for the Mercury as she finished with 28 points and 4 assists. Brittney Griner made a comeback after missing three games due to mental health break. She gave a contribution of 22 points with 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

Mystics vs Mercury Winner Prediction

  • Home Advantage: Mercury
  • H2H Advantage: Mercury
  • Offensive Advantage: Mystics
  • Defensive Advantage: Mystics
  • Overall: Mercury to win

For the Washington Mystics, avoiding losses to lower-ranked teams is crucial if they aim to enhance their chances of qualifying for the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Phoenix Mercury will be determined to perform well on their home court and make things difficult for the visitors.

As per the predictions and odds, the Phoenix Mercury is expected to win this contest.



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