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June 29, 8:30 PM | Allstate Arena

Phoenix Mercury vs Chicago Sky Odds


The visiting Mercury hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Allstate Arena against the Sky.

The Sky are 7-4 so far on the season, and 6-5 ATS vs. the number. The Mercury, meanwhile, are 3-9 and 4-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 6-5 and the Mercury go 5-7 on the totals.

View Phoenix vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Sky as 10.5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 155.5.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 9-ranked offense (75.5 PPG) against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 87.5 PPG. The Sky have averaged 44.7% from the field per game, more than the Mercury have managed so far this season (40.5% on average).

Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.1 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 96-80 result against the Lynx on June 27. The Mercury covered in that game as a 19.5-point underdog, while the 176 combined points took the game OVER the total. Phoenix got 23 points from DeWanna Bonner but lost anyway 96-80 against the Lynx on Wednesday at Target Center.

Last time out for Chicago, they were an 81-72 loser as they battled the Fever at home. The Sky failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 153 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sylvia Fowles scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Sky to victory (they lost 81-72 to Indiana at Allstate Arena on Wednesday).

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago Sky Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-1
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Mercury at Sky trends to consider:
Phoenix is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Phoenix's last 14 games on the road
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chicago's last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games
Chicago is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix at Washington, Sunday, July 1
Chicago home to Atlanta, Sunday, July 1