Fever vs Mercury Betting Preview
Phoenix Mercury vs Indiana Fever Odds
The Fever hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Mercury pay a visit to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in WNBA betting action.
This season the Fever are 1-2 overall and 1-2 ATS against the number, while the Mercury are 0-3 and 0-3 ATS. As for the totals, Indiana is 1-2 on the OU, and Phoenix is 2-1.
Bettors looking to side with the Fever in this one will find them as 7.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 161.5.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 74.7 PPG, against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 92 PPG. The Fever field goal percentage has averaged 42.6% so far, less than the Mercury shooters have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.
Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 87 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Phoenix was a 99-79 loser on the road against the Lynx. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (178) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Phoenix was run off the court by the Lynx on Thursday as Minnesota blasted them 99-79 at Target Center.
Last time out for Indiana, they were a 75-68 loser as they battled the Liberty on the road. The Fever failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 143 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Indiana got 21 points from Tamika Catchings but lost anyway 75-68 against the Liberty on Wednesday at Prudential Center.
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Indiana Fever Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Connecticut are 4-6
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Mercury at Fever trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Phoenix is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Indiana
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Phoenix home to Los Angeles, Friday, June 14
Indiana home to Connecticut, Wednesday, June 12