Mercury host Storm in basketball action

Seattle StormPhoenix Mercury
Aug 23, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

12-13TEAM RECORD14-12

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

This season the Mercury are 14-12 overall and 11-14-1 ATS against the number, while the Storm are 12-13 and 14-11 ATS. As for the totals, Phoenix is 12-14 on the OU, and Seattle is 9-16.

View Seattle vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Mercury sat as 9-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 151.5.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 81.3 PPG, against a Storm defense that ranks No. 2 at 73.1 PPG. The Mercury field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Storm shooters have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Defensively, the Storm feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.5 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

Seattle was a 77-57 winner in its last match at home against the Sparks. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 134 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Storm blew out Los Angeles on Tuesday, running up the score in a 77-57 win at KeyArena.

Phoenix was an 89-86 winner in its last match on the road against the Shock. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 175 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Diana Taurasi scored 28 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, leading Phoenix over Tulsa, 89-86, on Tuesday at BOK Center.

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

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Connecticut are 4-6
After playing Tulsa are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Seattle at San Antonio, Sunday, August 25
Phoenix home to Connecticut, Saturday, August 31

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