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Mercury vs Liberty Betting Matchup Report

New York LibertyPhoenix Mercury
Aug 23, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

New York Liberty vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

15-12TEAM RECORD15-10

US Airways Center will feature Mercury vs. Liberty action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in WNBA action.

Phoenix battles the Liberty, currently with a 15-12 mark (14-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 13-12 for the Mercury and 12-15 for the Liberty.

View New York vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Mercury in this one will find them as 7-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 174.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 1-ranked offense (90.8 PPG) against a Liberty defense that ranks No. 5 at 75.5 PPG. The Mercury have averaged 46.6% from the field per game, more than the Liberty have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).

Defensively, the Liberty feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.8 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, New York was a 63-62 loser on the road against the Storm. They covered the 7–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (125) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. New York suffered a 63-62 loss against Seattle on Saturday, getting 15 points from Plenette Pierson in a losing effort at KeyArena.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were an 87-81 winner as they battled the Silver Stars at home. The Mercury failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 168 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Penny Taylor scored 28 points for Phoenix on Saturday, leading the Mercury to an 87-81 victory over San Antonio at US Airways Center.

New York Liberty Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-5
Before playing Connecticut are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Liberty at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New York's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of New York's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York

Next up:
New York at Chicago, Sunday, August 28
Phoenix at Connecticut, Friday, August 26