Mercury visit Sun in WNBA clash
Phoenix Mercury vs Connecticut Sun Odds
The Mercury will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Sun in Connecticut at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday in WNBA action.
The Sun currently sports a record of 17-10, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-11-1 ATS. The Mercury are 15-11 and 12-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Sun post a 15-12 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mercury have gone 13-13 against the number.
The Sun are listed as 6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 180.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Connecticut's No. 4-ranked offense (81 PPG) against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 86.7 PPG. The Sun have averaged 42.7% from the field per game, less than the Mercury have managed so far this season (46.3% on average).
Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 89.8 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
The Mercury were a 74-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Liberty. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (144) made winners of UNDER bettors. Phoenix got 17 points from Candice Dupree but lost anyway 74-70 against the Liberty on Tuesday at US Airways Center.
In their last action, Connecticut was a 96-87 winner at home against the Dream. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (183) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Sun grabbed a 96-87 win over the Dream on Sunday, behind a 21-point effort from Renee Montgomery at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Connecticut Sun Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tulsa are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Mercury at Sun trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
Phoenix is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Connecticut's last 5 games
Connecticut is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Connecticut is 11-4-1 ATS in its last 16 games
Phoenix at Washington, Sunday, August 28
Connecticut at Tulsa, Sunday, August 28