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Mystics vs Mercury Betting Preview

Phoenix MercuryWashington Mystics
Aug 28, 4:00 PM | Verizon Center

Phoenix Mercury vs Washington Mystics Odds

15-12TEAM RECORD5-22

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

The Mercury will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 13-13-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Mystics are 12-15 ATS. Phoenix is 14-13 on the totals; Washington is 11-16.

View Phoenix vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mystics are listed as 5.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 173.5.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 6-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 8 in the league with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 6.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.2 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix was a 95-92 loser in its last match on the road against the Sun. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 187 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Diana Taurasi went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Connecticut defeated Phoenix, 95-92 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Washington lost its last outing, an 80-67 result against the Sky on August 26. The Mystics failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 147 combined points took the game OVER the total. Washington suffered an 80-67 loss against Chicago on Friday, getting 19 points from Crystal Langhorne in a losing effort at Allstate Arena.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Tulsa are 7-3
After playing Connecticut are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-7
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Mercury at Mystics trends to consider:
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 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games on the road
Phoenix is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 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 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 13 games

Next up:
Phoenix at Tulsa, Tuesday, August 30
Washington at Minnesota, Tuesday, August 30