Mercury home to Sparks in WNBA betting action

Los Angeles SparksPhoenix Mercury
Sep 21, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

24-10TEAM RECORD19-15

The visiting Sparks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at US Airways Center against the Mercury.

Supporters of the Sparks have seen them go 24-10 and 13-21 ATS so far this season, while the Mercury are at 19-15 and 14-19-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Mercury are 15-19, while the Sparks are 12-22.

View Los Angeles vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Sparks are listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 162.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 79.7 PPG, against a Sparks defense that ranks No. 5 at 75 PPG. The Mercury field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, less than the Sparks shooters have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.

Defensively, the Sparks feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.9 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Phoenix was an 86-75 winner on the road against the Sparks. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (161) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Sparks were burned for 30 points by Diana Taurasi on Thursday as the Mercury picked up an 86-75 win at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Phoenix are 9-1
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Sparks at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Los Angeles's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Los Angeles is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Phoenix's last 11 games at home
Phoenix is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Phoenix, Monday, September 23
Phoenix at Los Angeles, Monday, September 23

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