Liberty home to Mercury in WNBA betting action
Phoenix Mercury vs New York Liberty Odds
The Mercury will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Liberty in New York at Prudential Center on Tuesday in WNBA action.
New York battles the Mercury, currently with a 17-13 mark (12-17-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 12-18-1 for the Liberty and 14-16 for the Mercury.
New York opened as 5.5-point underdogs, while the WNBA total was set at 152.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 12-ranked offense (70.2 PPG) against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 81.1 PPG. The Liberty have averaged 40.9% from the field per game, less than the Mercury have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mercury own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 84.1 points per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in home scoring.
Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 79-71 winner as they battled the Dream on the road. The Mercury covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 150 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Diana Taurasi went off for 25 points and added 9 rebounds leading Phoenix over Atlanta, 79-71, on Sunday at Philips Arena.
The Liberty were a 70-57 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Dream. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (127) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kara Braxton scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Liberty to victory (they lost 70-57 to Atlanta at Prudential Center on Friday).
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
New York Liberty Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Mercury at Liberty trends to consider:
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
Phoenix is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 8 games
New York is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix at Chicago, Wednesday, September 11
New York at Indiana, Friday, September 13