Mercury take on Dream in hoops contest
Phoenix Mercury vs Atlanta Dream Odds
The Dream will try to cover the spread at Philips Arena on Sunday when they get a visit from the Mercury in basketball action.
Supporters of the Mercury have seen them go 16-13 and 11-17-1 ATS so far this season, while the Dream are at 17-13 and 16-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Dream are 14-16, while the Mercury are 14-15.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Mercury before tip-off in this one will find them as 5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 159.5.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 77.2 PPG, against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 81.4 PPG. The Dream field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Mercury shooters have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.
Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 85.1 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
Phoenix was an 83-80 winner in its last match at home against the Silver Stars. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 163 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Mercury got 21 points from Diana Taurasi as Phoenix ran past San Antonio 83-80 on Friday at US Airways Center.
The Dream were a 70-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Liberty. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (127) made winners of UNDER bettors. Angel McCoughtry scored 16 points leading the Dream to a 70-57 victory over New York at Prudential Center on Friday.
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Atlanta Dream Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-3
Before playing Connecticut are 7-3
After playing New York are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Mercury at Dream trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Atlanta is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix at New York, Tuesday, September 10
Atlanta at Connecticut, Wednesday, September 11