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Storm face Mercury: WNBA odds preview

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Aug 6, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

8-11TEAM RECORD10-10

Phoenix looks to cover the Mercury-Storm pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 10-10 mark when they host Seattle in WNBA action.

The Mercury sport records of 10-10 and 9-11 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Storm sit at 8-11 and 10-9 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-10 for the Mercury and 7-12 for the Storm.

View Seattle vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 154.5 at most shops.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Storm rank No. 12 in the league with 30.2 per game. That compares with Phoenix’s No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the WNBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 5.2 per game, while the Storm rate No. 2 with 5.6 per contest.

Defensively, the Storm feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.4 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 90-72 loser as they battled the Lynx on the road. The Storm failed to cover in the match as a 13-point underdog, while 162 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Seattle suffered a 90-72 loss against Minnesota on Sunday, getting 24 points from Shekinna Stricklen in a losing effort at Target Center.

Phoenix won its last outing, an 82-76 result against the Dream on August 3. The Mercury covered in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 158 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Diana Taurasi went off for 28 points and added 5 rebounds leading Phoenix over Atlanta, 82-76, on Saturday at US Airways Center.

Seattle Storm Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Tulsa are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Storm at Mercury trends to consider:
Seattle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
Phoenix is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Seattle home to San Antonio, Friday, August 9
Phoenix home to Tulsa, Friday, August 9

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