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Aug 16, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

13-11TEAM RECORD13-10

The Mercury will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Storm at US Airways Center in WNBA wagering action.

The Mercury are 13-10 so far on the season, and 12-10-1 ATS vs. the number. The Storm, meanwhile, are 13-11 and 11-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 13-10 and the Storm go 9-15 on the totals.

View Seattle vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Mercury in this one will find them as 7.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 167.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 91.3 PPG, against a Storm defense that ranks No. 1 at 71.5 PPG. The Mercury field goal percentage has averaged 46.8% so far, more than the Storm shooters have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Storm own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 73.2 points per game when on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.

The Storm were a 92-63 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Dream. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (155) made winners of OVER bettors. Seattle was run off the court by the Dream on Saturday as Atlanta blasted them 92-63 at KeyArena.

The Mercury were a 93-90 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sparks. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (183) made winners of OVER bettors. Penny Taylor went off for 29 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Los Angeles defeated Phoenix, 93-90 at STAPLES Center.

Seattle Storm Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-5
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 6-3
After a loss are 7-3

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-1
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Storm at Mercury trends to consider:
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
Seattle is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing at home against Seattle
Phoenix is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Phoenix's last 13 games at home

Next up:
Seattle home to New York, Saturday, August 20
Phoenix home to San Antonio, Saturday, August 20

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