WNBA Game Preview - Sun underdogs vs Mercury at Phoenix

Connecticut SunPhoenix Mercury
Aug 31, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

7-21TEAM RECORD14-13

The Phoenix Mercury host Connecticut on Saturday, looking to build on their 14-13 mark against the 7-21 Sun in WNBA action at US Airways Center.

The Mercury sit at 14-13 (11-15-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Sun are currently 7-21 (10-18 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Phoenix is 13-14 OU, and Connecticut is 10-17-1 OU.

View Connecticut vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Mercury as 11-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 157.5, but may be on the move.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 7-rated squad against Connecticut's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 6 in the league with 4.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 4.2 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Sun own the league's No. 4-rated mark, allowing 76.9 points per game when on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in home scoring.

The Sun were a 78-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Storm. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (143) made winners of OVER bettors. Connecticut got 18 points from Tina Charles but lost anyway 78-65 against the Storm on Thursday at KeyArena.

Phoenix lost its last outing, an 81-73 result against the Storm on August 23. The Mercury failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 154 combined points took the game OVER the total. Phoenix got 20 points from DeWanna Bonner but lost anyway 81-73 against the Storm on Friday at US Airways Center.

Connecticut Sun Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-2
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-6
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

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

Next up:
Connecticut home to Washington, Friday, September 6
Phoenix home to San Antonio, Friday, September 6

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