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Connecticut favored by 13 against Phoenix on Friday

Phoenix MercuryConnecticut Sun
Sep 7, 7:00 PM | Mohegan Sun Arena

Phoenix Mercury vs Connecticut Sun Odds

6-20TEAM RECORD20-7

The Mercury will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Sun in Connecticut at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday in WNBA action.

The Sun sport records of 20-7 and 12-15 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mercury sit at 6-20 and 8-18 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-12-2 for the Sun and 10-15-1 for the Mercury.

View Phoenix vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Sun are listed as 13-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 166.5.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Connecticut's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 81.6 PPG, against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 86.1 PPG. The Sun field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, more than the Mercury shooters have achieved on the year, 37.9% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mercury own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 85.3 points per game when on the road. Connecticut, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.

The Mercury were an 87-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Liberty. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (146) made winners of UNDER bettors. Phoenix was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by New York and falling 87-59 at Prudential Center.

Connecticut won its last outing, a 77-70 result against the Mystics on September 4. The Sun failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 147 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Tina Charles scored 20 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds for Connecticut on Tuesday, leading the Sun to a 77-70 victory over Washington at Verizon Center.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

Connecticut Sun Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 9-1
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Mercury at Sun trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 9 games
Phoenix is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut's last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Connecticut is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Connecticut is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Connecticut is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix at Indiana, Sunday, September 9
Connecticut home to Chicago, Sunday, September 9

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