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Silver Stars open as WNBA underdog vs Mercury

San Antonio Silver StarsPhoenix Mercury
Aug 20, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

San Antonio Silver Stars vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

13-11TEAM RECORD14-10

The Mercury will hit the floor running against the visiting San Antonio Silver Stars on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Mercury bring a 14-10 record (12-11-1 ATS) to the battle against the 13-11 Silver Stars, who are 13-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 13-11 so far and the Silver Stars go 8-15-1.

View San Antonio vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Mercury as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 180.5, but may be on the move.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 3-rated squad against San Antonio's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 2 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 6.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Silver Stars feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

San Antonio lost its last outing, a 65-63 result against the Fever on August 16. The Silver Stars earned a push in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 128 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Silver Stars endured a 65-63 loss at the hands of the Fever on Tuesday, despite a 10-point effort from Scholanda Robinson at AT&T Center.

The Mercury were an 81-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Storm. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (160) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Mercury got 24 points from Diana Taurasi as Phoenix ran past Seattle 81-79 on Tuesday at US Airways Center.

San Antonio Silver Stars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Silver Stars at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Antonio's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Antonio's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against San Antonio
Phoenix is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against San Antonio
Phoenix is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
San Antonio at Seattle, Tuesday, August 23
Phoenix home to New York, Tuesday, August 23

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