WNBA odds preview - Mercury vs. Storm
Phoenix Mercury vs Seattle Storm Odds
Seattle looks to cover the Storm-Mercury pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 0-1 mark when they host Phoenix in WNBA action.
The Storm are 0-1 so far on the season, and 0-1 ATS vs. the number. The Mercury, meanwhile, are 0-1 and 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Seattle go 1-0 and the Mercury go 1-0 on the totals.
Bettors looking to side with the Storm in this one will find them as 8.5-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 162.5.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 12-ranked offense (69 PPG) against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 11 at 102 PPG. The Storm have averaged 40.6% from the field per game, less than the Mercury have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).
Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
Phoenix was a 102-80 loser in its last match at home against the Sky. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 182 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Phoenix was run off the court by the Sky on Monday as Chicago blasted them 102-80 at US Airways Center.
Last time out for Seattle, they were a 102-69 loser as they battled the Sparks on the road. The Storm failed to cover in the match as a 15.5-point underdog, while 171 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Seattle was run off the court by the Sparks on Sunday as Los Angeles blasted them 102-69 at STAPLES Center.
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Seattle Storm Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Tulsa are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Mercury at Storm trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Phoenix's last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Seattle's last 9 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix at Minnesota, Thursday, June 6
Seattle home to Tulsa, Friday, June 7