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Mercury take on Storm in hoops contest

Phoenix MercurySeattle Storm
July 8, 9:00 PM | KeyArena

Phoenix Mercury vs Seattle Storm Odds

4-12TEAM RECORD7-9

Phoenix travels to Seattle on Sunday, hoping to boost its 4-12 mark with a victory over the Storm.

This season the Storm are 7-9 overall and 8-8 ATS against the number, while the Mercury are 4-12 and 6-10 ATS. As for the totals, Seattle is 6-10 on the OU, and Phoenix is 8-8.

View Phoenix vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Seattle opened as 10-point favorites, while the WNBA total was set at 152 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 12-ranked offense (69.4 PPG) against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 87.7 PPG. The Storm have averaged 41.6% from the field per game, more than the Mercury have managed so far this season (39.8% on average).

Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 88.4 points per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 100-93 result against the Dream on July 7. The Mercury failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 193 combined points took the game OVER the total. Phoenix was scored on early and very often on Saturday, falling behind early and watching the score soar past the 130-point plateau with a 100-93 loss at the hands of Atlanta.

Last time out for Seattle, they were an 83-59 loser as they battled the Sparks on the road. The Storm failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 142 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Seattle was run off the court by the Sparks on Saturday as Los Angeles blasted them 83-59 at STAPLES Center.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 3-6
After a loss are 3-7

Seattle Storm Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-2
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Mercury at Storm trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Phoenix's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Seattle is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 10
Seattle home to Atlanta, Wednesday, July 11

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