WNBA Basketball - Preview

The fans at STAPLES Center will be treated to a game between the Phoenix Mercury and the Los Angeles Sparks when they take their seats on Thursday.

Oddsmakers opened the Mercury as -2.5-point favorites versus the Sparks, while the game's total opened at 164

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 66-64 loser as they battled the Liberty at home. The Sparks failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite, while 130 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Phoenix won its last outing, an 89-71 result against the Storm on July 22. The Mercury covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 160 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Phoenix:
Team record: 19-3 SU,16-6 ATS
Current Streak: won 13 straight games.
Phoenix is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Phoenix is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Los Angeles:
Team record: 10-13 SU,10-13 ATS
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games
Los Angeles is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Los Angeles is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Los Angeles's last 14 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix home to New York Saturday, July 26
Los Angeles at Seattle Saturday, July 26