Phoenix Mercury vs Indiana Fever Prediction: Phoenix Mercury is predicted to win tonight’s game against the Indiana Fever as per the latest prediction.
The WNBA is back for yet another match week as the teams battle it out to get an important victory. On Monday night, the Phoenix Mercury is set to host Indiana Fever in a bottom-table battle at the Footprint Center.
The hosts need to pull their socks up to barge into the mid part of the table while the Indiana side is looking to get rid of the wooden spoon tag this season by improving their win percentage. Even though the predictions are leaning towards Mercury, the Fever would be looking to spring an upset with no pressure on their backs.
Phoenix Mercury vs Indiana Fever Prediction
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Phoenix Mercury vs Indiana Fever Prediction: Recent Form
The Phoenix Mercury has to get their campaign on the trail if they have to stand a chance to make it to the postseason. Even though it looked like they were doing a decent job in the Western Conference, they have slowly trundled down in the points table to 5th position.
With a winning percentage of 36.8 and a forgettable away record of 4-8, the only way to recover is to win the home fixtures. In their last outing, they managed to thump Dallas Wings comfortably.
On the other hand, the Indiana Fever who were looking for a turnaround this season have once again found themselves on a sticky wicket. They started off on the wrong foot but never recovered from that as it dented their chances of making it to the playoffs.
They are currently down in 6th place in the Eastern Conference with a huge gap to the 5th placed Dream. For now, they would be looking to better their away record of 2-7 on Monday.
Phoenix Mercury vs Indiana Fever Prediction: Head-to-head
Matches: 31: Fever: 6 Mercury: 20 Draws: 5
Last Meeting: Mercury won 93-80 against Fever on 16th June 2022.
Phoenix Mercury vs Indiana Fever Prediction: Players to watch
Shey Peddy who has played 17 games this season has averaged 8.1 points in addition to 3 assists forcing her to do well in the days to come.
Skylar Diggins Smith’s performance will be the decisive factor for the Mercury who was overwhelming with 26 points and 3 assists against the Wings.
Diana Taurasi who will be the shooting guard has averaged 16 points this season and has to step up in the coming games for the side to succeed. Diamond DeShields who plays as the forward has averaged 14 points and 3.9 rebounds in the recent past.
Kelsey Mitchell who has played over 140 games pitched in with 22 points and 4 assists against the Wings. Queen Egbo’s performance has been underwhelming with just 7.5 points on an average with no 3-pointers in the 19 games that she has been part of so far.
Danielle Robinson who will be the shooting guard has averaged 9.2 points in every outing and has to step up in the coming games for the side to succeed.
Victoria Vivians who plays as the forward topped the charts with 10 points and 3 rebounds in her last appearance.
Phoenix Mercury vs Indiana Fever Prediction: Predicted Winner
Looking at the outright predictions, it is very clear that the Phoenix Mercury have an outside chance to win the WNBA championship whereas their opponents need a miracle to lift the NBA title.
The outright predictions for this year’s WNBA championship state that the Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever are the 9th and 11th favorites to lift the title.
The Oddschecker platform has given the best odds of 100/1 to Mercury while the away side has slightly higher odds of 250/1 stacked against them. The premium website FiveThirtyEight has thrown their weight on the Phoenix side while their opponents have a meek chance of 21% in this clash.