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|Phoenix Mercury vs. Los Angeles Sparks|
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. Phoenix:
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
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Team record: 11-4 SU, 7-8 ATS
Current streak: won 6 straight games.
is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Phoenix home to Minnesota, Sunday, July 21
Los Angeles at Seattle, Saturday, July 20