WNBA Finals Sunday: O'Sullivan picks Phoenix Mercury at Chicago Sky in Game 4, as Sky look to win it all
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Seattle O’Sullivan so far: 143-119-1
Phoenix Mercury at Chicago Sky, 3 pm Eastern
The Pick: Phoenix +5.5 (-120)
Chicago smacked Phoenix in the mouth on Friday, blowing the Mercury out 86-50. I’ve been confident the Sky are winning this series for the last week. So why am I taking Phoenix today? It’s not because I necessarily think the Sky will lose; I could see them taking the championship today. I just think it’s too many points. Obviously, the Mercury have to win today, and despite Friday’s pasting, I don’t see them just giving up and rolling over. Chicago held them to 25.8% shooting and a terrible 5-20 from three-point range, and though it was good defense, I just don’t see Phoenix shooting that poorly again today. I still believe Mercury star Diana Taurasi is tired, but I don’t see her going 1-10 from the field (1-8 from three) with everything on the line. The “positive” aspect of getting blown out by 30 is, you can rest your starters a bit, which the Mercury more than needed. Also, Sky guard Kahleah Copper had a fantastic game on Friday, scoring 22 points on 6-10 shooting. I don’t think she’ll have as good a game today. I think Chicago could win outright but I’m not confident enough to try to “middle” it. I’ll stick with banking on the Mercury’s pride.