Mystics home to Mercury in WNBA betting action
Phoenix Mercury vs Washington Mystics Odds
Verizon Center features an WNBA battle between the host Washington Mystics and the visiting Phoenix Mercury in betting action on Thursday.
This season the Mystics are 4-4 overall and 6-2 ATS against the number, while the Mercury are 5-4 and 3-6 ATS. As for the totals, Washington is 4-4 on the OU, and Phoenix is 5-4.
Bettors looking to side with the Mystics in this one will find them as 5-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 167.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mercury rank No. 6 in the league with 34.9 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the WNBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 3.6 per game, while the Mercury rate No. 4 with 5.3 per contest.
Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 84.2 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Phoenix, they were an 83-77 winner as they battled the Silver Stars on the road. The Mercury covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 160 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Phoenix got 26 points from Brittney Griner en route to an 83-77 victory over San Antonio on Tuesday at AT&T Center.
Washington was a 79-69 loser in its last match on the road against the Sparks. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 148 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington suffered a 79-69 loss against Los Angeles on Sunday, getting 16 points from Crystal Langhorne in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Connecticut are 3-7
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9
A few Mercury at Mystics trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Phoenix's last 12 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 12 games when playing Phoenix
Washington is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
Phoenix at Connecticut, Saturday, June 29
Washington at Atlanta, Friday, June 28