Fever take on Mercury in hoops contest
Indiana Fever vs Phoenix Mercury Odds
WNBA betting interest will be piqued on Wednesday when the Fever of Indiana hit the hard court against the Mercury of Phoenix.
Supporters of the Fever have seen them go 11-11 and 11-11 ATS so far this season, while the Mercury are at 12-11 and 10-12-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Mercury are 10-13, while the Fever are 5-17.
The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 148.5 at most shops.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 3-ranked offense (81.2 PPG) against a Fever defense that ranks No. 1 at 68 PPG. The Mercury have averaged 44.8% from the field per game, more than the Fever have managed so far this season (39.2% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Fever own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 63.6 points per game when on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in home scoring.
Last time out for Indiana, they were an 80-66 winner as they battled the Dream at home. The Fever covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 146 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tamika Catchings scored 21 points leading the Fever to an 80-66 victory over Atlanta at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday.
In their last action, Phoenix was a 77-56 winner at home against the Shock. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (133) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Tulsa was run off the court by the Mercury on Sunday as Phoenix blasted the Shock 77-56 at US Airways Center.
Indiana Fever Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Los Angeles are 9-1
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Tulsa are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Fever at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Phoenix's last 13 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Indiana
Indiana at Los Angeles, Friday, August 16
Phoenix at San Antonio, Saturday, August 17