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Phoenix Mercury vs New York Liberty Odds
New York looks to cover the Liberty-Mercury pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 10-7 mark when they host Phoenix in WNBA action.
The Liberty currently sports a record of 10-7, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-7 ATS. The Mercury are 10-7 and 9-7-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Liberty post a 9-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mercury have gone 10-7 against the number.
Sportsbooks have set the Liberty as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 181, but may be on the move.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mercury rank No. 3 in the league with 35.2 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the WNBA’s No. 6-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Mercury rate No. 3 with 6.6 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mercury own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 90.1 points per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in home scoring.
Phoenix lost its last outing, a 102-91 result against the Silver Stars on July 28. The Mercury failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 193 combined points took the game OVER the total. Diana Taurasi scored 27 points for Phoenix on Thursday, but the Silver Stars managed a 102-91 victory over the Mercury at AT&T Center.
In their last action, New York was a 75-71 winner at home against the Mystics. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (146) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Liberty got 19 points from Cappie Pondexter as New York ran past Washington 75-71 on Thursday at Prudential Center.
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
New York Liberty Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Mercury at Liberty trends to consider:
Phoenix is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing on the road against New York
Phoenix is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 8 games at home
New York is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Phoenix at Minnesota, Tuesday, August 2
New York at Atlanta, Tuesday, August 2