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Mercury vs Sparks Betting Matchup Report

Los Angeles SparksPhoenix Mercury
May 26, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

2-1TEAM RECORD1-1

The Mercury hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Sparks pay a visit to US Airways Center in WNBA betting action.

The Mercury currently sports a record of 1-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-2 ATS. The Sparks are 2-1 and 3-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mercury post a 1-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sparks have gone 1-2 against the number.

View Los Angeles vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Sparks are listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 178.5.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 4-ranked offense (86 PPG) against a Sparks defense that ranks No. 3 at 73 PPG. The Mercury have averaged 46.8% from the field per game, more than the Sparks have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).

Defensively, the Sparks feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 79 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

The Sparks were a 92-84 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lynx. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (176) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles suffered a 92-84 loss against Minnesota on Thursday, getting 23 points from Candace Parker in a losing effort at Target Center.

The Mercury were an 89-87 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Shock. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (176) made winners of UNDER bettors. Phoenix got 31 points from Candice Dupree en route to an 89-87 victory over Tulsa on Tuesday at BOK Center.

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Tulsa are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 7-1
After playing Tulsa are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Sparks at Mercury trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 8 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Phoenix's last 18 games

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Tulsa, Tuesday, May 29
Phoenix at Atlanta, Thursday, May 31

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