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The Phoenix Mercury and the Los Angeles Sparks will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at STAPLES Center.
Last time out for Phoenix, they were an 88-76 loser as they battled the Sparks at home. The Mercury failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 164 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 77-73 result against the Dream on July 17. The Sparks failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite, while the 150 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Team record: 8-7 SU, 5-10 ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 10 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games on the road
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Team record: 11-4 SU, 7-8 ATS
Current streak: won 6 straight games.
is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 8 games at home
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Phoenix
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Phoenix home to Minnesota, Sunday, July 21
Los Angeles at Seattle, Saturday, July 20