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Phoenix Mercury vs Los Angeles Sparks in WNBA odds tilt

Los Angeles SparksPhoenix Mercury
July 5, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

4-4TEAM RECORD5-4

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

The Sparks will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 4-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Mercury are 5-3-1 ATS. Los Angeles is 5-2-1 on the totals; Phoenix is 6-3.

View Los Angeles vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Mercury installed as 5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 171.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 90.3 PPG, against a Sparks defense that ranks No. 5 at 78.9 PPG. The Mercury field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Sparks shooters have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.

Defensively, the Sparks feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 83 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 79-76 loser as they battled the Sun on the road. The Sparks covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 155 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 19 points from Kristi Toliver but lost anyway 79-76 against the Sun on Tuesday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Mercury were a 97-84 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Sky. They covered the 6–point spread as favorites, while the total score (181) made winners of OVER bettors. Phoenix earned a 97-84 victory over Chicago on Friday, getting 24 points from Diana Taurasi at US Airways Center.

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Connecticut are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Tulsa are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Los Angeles at Seattle, Saturday, July 9
Phoenix at Tulsa, Friday, July 8

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