WNBA Game Preview - Silver Stars underdogs vs Mercury at Phoenix
San Antonio Silver Stars vs Phoenix Mercury Odds
A key WNBA battle sees the visiting Silver Stars travelling to Phoenix Wednesday to face the Mercury on Wednesday.
The Mercury currently sports a record of 8-5, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-8 ATS. The Silver Stars are 3-8 and 4-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mercury post a 7-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Silver Stars have gone 3-8 against the number.
On the opening line for this matchup, the Mercury sat as 11.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 167.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 6-rated squad against San Antonio's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 2 in the league with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 5.4 per outing.
Defensively, the Silver Stars feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 84.3 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
San Antonio lost its last outing, a 93-66 result against the Sparks on July 6. The Silver Stars failed to cover in that game as a 12-point underdog, while the 159 combined points took the game UNDER the total. San Antonio was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Los Angeles and falling 93-66 at STAPLES Center.
In their last action, Phoenix was a 91-59 loser on the road against the Lynx. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (150) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Phoenix was crushed on Sunday, getting run out of the gym by Minnesota and falling 91-59 at Target Center.
San Antonio Silver Stars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
A few Silver Stars at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Antonio's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of San Antonio's last 25 games on the road
San Antonio is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing San Antonio
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games at home
Phoenix is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against San Antonio
San Antonio home to Washington, Friday, July 12
Phoenix home to Los Angeles, Sunday, July 14