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San Antonio Silver StarsPhoenix Mercury
Aug 19, 6:00 PM | US Airways Center

San Antonio Silver Stars vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

14-5TEAM RECORD4-16

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Mercury try to run the Silver Stars off the court at US Airways Center in pro hoops action.

Supporters of the Silver Stars have seen them go 14-5 and 16-3 ATS so far this season, while the Mercury are at 4-16 and 6-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Mercury are 8-11-1, while the Silver Stars are 14-5.

View San Antonio vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Mercury in this one will find them as 9-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 162.5.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 76 PPG, against a Silver Stars defense that ranks No. 5 at 75.8 PPG. The Mercury field goal percentage has averaged 38.6% so far, less than the Silver Stars shooters have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Silver Stars own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 75.5 points per game when on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in home scoring.

San Antonio won its last outing, an 89-79 result against the Shock on August 17. The Silver Stars covered in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 168 combined points took the game OVER the total. Sophia Young scored 20 points leading the Silver Stars to an 89-79 victory over Tulsa at BOK Center on Friday.

The Mercury were a 72-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Storm. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (130) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Mercury endured a 72-58 loss at the hands of the Storm on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from Samantha Prahalis at KeyArena.

San Antonio Silver Stars Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Tulsa are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 10-0
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Silver Stars at Mercury trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of San Antonio's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing San Antonio
Phoenix is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing at home against San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games

Next up:
San Antonio home to Washington, Tuesday, August 21
Phoenix home to New York, Thursday, August 23

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