Sparks battle vs Mercury highlights WNBA odds
Phoenix Mercury vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds
A key WNBA battle sees the visiting Mercury travelling to Los Angeles Thursday to face the Sparks on Thursday.
The Sparks bring a 24-10 record (13-21 ATS) to the battle against the 19-15 Mercury, who are 14-19-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 12-22 so far and the Mercury go 15-19.
The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 163 at most shops.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 7-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 12 in the league with 3.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 4.8 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mercury own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 83.1 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.
In their last action, Phoenix was an 89-55 loser on the road against the Sparks. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (144) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Phoenix was run off the court by the Sparks on Sunday as Los Angeles blasted them 89-55 at STAPLES Center.
The Sparks were an 89-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mercury. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (144) made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles cruised to victory on Sunday, running Phoenix out of the gym and running up an 89-55 score at STAPLES Center.
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 9-1
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Mercury at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Phoenix's last 12 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Phoenix is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Los Angeles is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games at home
Phoenix home to Los Angeles, Saturday, September 21
Los Angeles at Phoenix, Saturday, September 21