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Washington MysticsPhoenix Mercury
June 20, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Washington Mystics vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

2-6TEAM RECORD2-7

The Mercury will try to cover the spread at US Airways Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Mystics in basketball action.

Phoenix will face the 2-6 Mystics, who own a 4-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mercury are 2-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mystics are 4-4 favoring the OVER.

View Washington vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Mercury in this one, they're listed as 1-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 157 for Monday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 75.4 PPG, against a Mystics defense that ranks No. 7 at 76.4 PPG. The Mercury field goal percentage has averaged 40.4% so far, less than the Mystics shooters have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.

Defensively, the Mystics feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 86.7 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Washington was a 101-70 loser in its last match on the road against the Sparks. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 171 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by Los Angeles and falling 101-70 at STAPLES Center.

Phoenix lost its last outing, an 87-75 result against the Shock on June 17. The Mercury failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 162 combined points took the game UNDER the total. DeWanna Bonner scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Mercury to victory (they lost 87-75 to Tulsa at BOK Center on Sunday).

Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Los Angeles are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Tulsa are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Mystics at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Phoenix
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Seattle, Sunday, June 24
Phoenix home to Los Angeles, Saturday, June 23

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