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Dream visit Mercury in hoops battle

Atlanta DreamPhoenix Mercury
Aug 11, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Atlanta Dream vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

10-11TEAM RECORD12-9

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Atlanta when they hit take on the Mercury on Thursday in pro hoops betting action.

The Mercury currently sports a record of 12-9, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-9-1 ATS. The Dream are 10-11 and 7-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mercury post a 11-10 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Dream have gone 9-12 against the number.

View Atlanta vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Mercury as 4.5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 185.5.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 1-ranked offense (90.6 PPG) against a Dream defense that ranks No. 9 at 80.5 PPG. The Mercury have averaged 46.7% from the field per game, more than the Dream have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Defensively, the Dream feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.9 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 72-70 winner as they battled the Mystics on the road. The Dream failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 142 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Atlanta earned a 72-70 victory over Washington on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Angel McCoughtry at Verizon Center.

Phoenix won its last outing, an 85-80 result against the Lynx on August 9. The Mercury covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 165 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Phoenix got 26 points from Diana Taurasi en route to an 85-80 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday at US Airways Center.

Atlanta Dream Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-5
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Dream at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Phoenix is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
Phoenix is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at Seattle, Saturday, August 13
Phoenix at Los Angeles, Friday, August 12