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WNBA Game Preview - Mystics underdogs vs Mercury at Phoenix

Washington MysticsPhoenix Mercury
June 21, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Washington Mystics vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

4-2TEAM RECORD3-4

US Airways Center features an WNBA battle between the host Phoenix Mercury and the visiting Washington Mystics in betting action on Friday.

The Mystics will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 4-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mercury are 2-5 ATS. Washington is 3-3 against the total, while Phoenix is 4-3 versus the number.

View Washington vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Mercury as 9-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 164.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mystics rank No. 6 in the league with 33.5 per game. That compares with Phoenix’s No. 7 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the WNBA’s No. 2-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Mystics rate No. 12 with 3.3 per contest.

Defensively, the Mystics feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.7 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

The Mystics were a 96-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Storm. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (182) made winners of OVER bettors. Washington got 23 points from Crystal Langhorne but lost anyway 96-86 against the Storm on Tuesday at KeyArena.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were an 80-69 loser as they battled the Lynx at home. The Mercury failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 149 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Diana Taurasi scored 28 points for Phoenix on Wednesday, but the Lynx managed an 80-69 victory over the Mercury at US Airways Center.

Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Los Angeles are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Mystics at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix's last 11 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 10 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games at home
Phoenix is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Los Angeles, Sunday, June 23
Phoenix at San Antonio, Tuesday, June 25