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Phoenix MercuryLos Angeles Sparks
June 10, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Phoenix Mercury vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds

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The Sparks will hit the floor running against the visiting Phoenix Mercury on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Sparks currently sports a record of 1-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Mercury are 0-1 and 0-0-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Sparks post a 1-0-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mercury have gone 0-1 against the number.

View Phoenix vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mercury are listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 177.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 5-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 2 in the league with 8.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 5 per outing.

Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 78-71 loser on the road against the Storm. They earned a push of the 7–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (149) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Diana Taurasi was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 1 rebound but Seattle still won, 78-71, over Phoenix on Saturday at KeyArena.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were an 86-69 loser as they battled the Lynx on the road. The Sparks failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 155 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 13 points from Kristi Toliver but lost anyway 86-69 against the Lynx on Sunday at Target Center.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Mercury at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games on the road
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Los Angeles is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Los Angeles is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to San Antonio, Friday, June 17
Los Angeles home to Seattle, Sunday, June 19

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