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WNBA odds preview - Mercury vs. Dream

Phoenix MercuryAtlanta Dream
May 31, 7:00 PM | Philips Arena

Phoenix Mercury vs Atlanta Dream Odds

1-2TEAM RECORD1-2

Atlanta will look to improve on its 1-2 record on Thursday when they host Phoenix in WNBA odds action at Philips Arena.

The Dream bring a 1-2 record (1-2 ATS) to the battle against the 1-2 Mercury, who are 0-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Atlanta go 2-1 so far and the Mercury go 2-1.

View Phoenix vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Dream in this one, they're listed as 5.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 187 for Monday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 82 PPG, against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 97 PPG. The Dream field goal percentage has averaged 44.9% so far, less than the Mercury shooters have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.

Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 96 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix was a 99-88 loser in its last match at home against the Sparks. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 187 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Phoenix suffered a 99-88 loss against Los Angeles on Saturday, getting 24 points from Candice Dupree in a losing effort at US Airways Center.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 78-62 loser at home against the Fever. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (140) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Dream endured a 78-62 loss at the hands of the Fever on Sunday, despite a 21-point effort from Angel McCoughtry at Philips Arena.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-5
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Atlanta Dream Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 0-1
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Mercury at Dream trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Phoenix's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Phoenix's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Phoenix is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
Atlanta is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Phoenix at San Antonio, Friday, June 1
Atlanta home to Chicago, Saturday, June 2

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