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Mercury home to Storm in WNBA betting action

Seattle StormPhoenix Mercury
Sep 23, 3:00 PM | US Airways Center

Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

15-18TEAM RECORD7-26

WNBA betting interest will be piqued on Sunday when the Storm of Seattle hit the hard court against the Mercury of Phoenix.

Phoenix battles the Storm, currently with a 15-18 mark (17-16 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 15-17-1 for the Mercury and 13-19-1 for the Storm.

View Seattle vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Mercury as 7.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 157.5, but may be on the move.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 9-ranked offense (75 PPG) against a Storm defense that ranks No. 1 at 72.1 PPG. The Mercury have averaged 38.7% from the field per game, less than the Storm have managed so far this season (43.4% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Storm own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 75.9 points per game when on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in home scoring.

In their last action, Seattle was an 84-75 winner at home against the Silver Stars. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (159) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Seattle got 16 points from Katie Smith en route to an 84-75 victory over San Antonio on Friday at KeyArena.

In their last action, Phoenix was an 89-66 loser at home against the Lynx. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (155) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Phoenix was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Minnesota and falling 89-66 at US Airways Center.

Seattle Storm Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Storm at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Seattle's last 11 games when playing Phoenix
Seattle is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing Phoenix
Seattle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Seattle is 13-4-1 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Phoenix's last 11 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against Seattle
Phoenix is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Minnesota, Friday, September 28