WNBA betting line favors Sky over Mercury
Phoenix Mercury vs Chicago Sky Odds
The Sky will be trying to slam the Mercury on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Allstate Arena in WNBA betting action.
Chicago battles the Mercury, currently with a 18-13 mark (12-18-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 14-16-1 for the Sky and 15-16 for the Mercury.
The Mercury are listed as 6.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 161.5.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mercury rank No. 5 in the league with 35.3 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the WNBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 4.9 per game, while the Mercury rate No. 6 with 4.8 per contest.
Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.5 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
Phoenix won its last outing, an 80-76 result against the Liberty on September 10. The Mercury failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 156 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Mercury got 18 points from DeWanna Bonner as Phoenix ran past New York 80-76 on Tuesday at Prudential Center.
The Sky were a 93-79 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mystics. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (172) made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago got 22 points from Elena Delle Donne en route to a 93-79 victory over Washington on Sunday at Verizon Center.
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing New York are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Chicago Sky Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-5
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Mercury at Sky trends to consider:
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Chicago is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
Chicago is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix home to San Antonio, Friday, September 13
Chicago home to Atlanta, Friday, September 13