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Mercury open as WNBA underdog vs Storm

Seattle StormPhoenix Mercury
July 13, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

8-10TEAM RECORD4-14

The Storm will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Mercury in Phoenix at US Airways Center on Friday in WNBA action.

Supporters of the Storm have seen them go 8-10 and 9-9 ATS so far this season, while the Mercury are at 4-14 and 6-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Mercury are 8-9-1, while the Storm are 6-11-1.

View Seattle vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Mercury sat as 3.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 150.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 8-ranked offense (77.6 PPG) against a Storm defense that ranks No. 1 at 72.6 PPG. The Mercury have averaged 38.9% from the field per game, less than the Storm have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).

Defensively, the Storm feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.8 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

The Storm were a 70-59 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Dream. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (129) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Storm got 16 points from Shekinna Stricklen, but it was Atlanta that prevailed in a 70-59 final on Wednesday at KeyArena.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 90-71 loser as they battled the Sparks at home. The Mercury failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 161 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Phoenix got 14 points from Samantha Prahalis but lost anyway 90-71 against the Sparks on Tuesday at US Airways Center.

Seattle Storm Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Phoenix are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Storm at Mercury trends to consider:
Seattle is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games when playing Phoenix
Seattle is 11-3-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Phoenix
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 10 games when playing at home against Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games

Next up:
Seattle home to Phoenix, Thursday, August 16
Phoenix at Seattle, Thursday, August 16

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