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San Antonio Silver StarsPhoenix Mercury
Sep 1, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

San Antonio Silver Stars vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

17-8TEAM RECORD5-19

Phoenix looks to cover the Mercury-Silver Stars pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 5-19 mark when they host San Antonio in WNBA action.

The Mercury sit at 5-19 (7-17 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Silver Stars are currently 17-8 (18-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Phoenix is 9-14-1 OU, and San Antonio is 17-8 OU.

View San Antonio vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Silver Stars listed as 9-point favorites. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 157.5.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 74.6 PPG, against a Silver Stars defense that ranks No. 6 at 76.5 PPG. The Mercury field goal percentage has averaged 38.2% so far, less than the Silver Stars shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, the Silver Stars feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.8 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

San Antonio lost its last outing, an 84-73 result against the Sun on August 30. The Silver Stars failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 157 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Silver Stars got 22 points from Danielle Adams, but it was Connecticut that prevailed in an 84-73 final on Thursday at AT&T Center.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 75-68 winner on the road against the Storm. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (143) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Mercury got a 24-point performance from DeWanna Bonner, who added 11 rebounds as Phoenix ran past Seattle 75-68 on Thursday at KeyArena.

San Antonio Silver Stars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Connecticut are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Silver Stars at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
San Antonio is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Antonio's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games at home
Phoenix is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against San Antonio

Next up:
San Antonio home to Indiana, Friday, September 7
Phoenix at New York, Wednesday, September 5

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