WNBA Monday: O'Sullivan picks Phoenix Mercury at Indiana Fever, remains sick from Wings
…and the moment I allow myself to get optimistic about Dallas, they kick me right in the head again. Losing at home to the worst team in the league with a playoff spot within reach…I feel like such a fool. How do you lose a basketball game in 2021 allowing only two made three-pointers?
I won’t lie, however, My first thought after seeing the final score was, “Ooh. Maybe Dallas’ odds to win the championship will have even more value now…” My Lord. I need counseling. (For the record, I've put nothing down on the Wings' to win it all...yet...)
Seattle O’Sullivan so far: 112-91-1
Phoenix Mercury at Indiana Fever, 7 pm EDT
The Pick: Indiana +10.0 (-110)
This is simply a matter of too many points. Yes, Phoenix has won eight in a row, and they blew Indiana out on Saturday, 87-65. But I think they’ll take their foot off the gas a bit today. The Fever are .500 against the spread at home, and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games. Indiana guard Kelsey Mitchell never stops fighting, even when her squad is outmanned. The Mercury do still have a chance at a first-round playoff bye, and I do think they’ll win today. But getting double-digits at home is too much to pass up. Home dog, and all that...