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Phoenix MercuryLos Angeles Sparks
June 8, 11:00 PM | STAPLES Center

Phoenix Mercury vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds

2-4TEAM RECORD5-1

A key WNBA battle sees the visiting Mercury travelling to Los Angeles Friday to face the Sparks on Friday.

Supporters of the Mercury have seen them go 2-4 and 1-5 ATS so far this season, while the Sparks are at 5-1 and 4-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Sparks are 2-4, while the Mercury are 2-4.

View Phoenix vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Los Angeles opened as 11-point favorites, while the WNBA total was set at 168.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 9-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 8 in the league with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 5 per outing.

Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 89.5 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix was a 79-72 winner in its last match at home against the Shock. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 151 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Mercury got a 23-point performance from DeWanna Bonner, who added 13 rebounds as Phoenix ran past Tulsa 79-72 on Sunday at US Airways Center.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 67-65 winner as they battled the Storm at home. The Sparks failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 132 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Sparks grabbed a 67-65 win over the Storm on Sunday, behind a 23-point effort from Kristi Toliver at STAPLES Center.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Tulsa are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Connecticut are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Mercury at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Phoenix's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Los Angeles is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Los Angeles's last 8 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix home to Minnesota, Friday, June 15
Los Angeles at Connecticut, Wednesday, June 13

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