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Sparks host Mercury in basketball action

Phoenix MercuryLos Angeles Sparks
June 10, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Phoenix Mercury vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds


The Sparks will hit the floor running against the visiting Phoenix Mercury on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Sparks currently sports a record of 1-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Mercury are 0-1 and 0-0-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Sparks post a 1-0-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mercury have gone 0-1 against the number.

View Phoenix vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mercury are listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 177.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 5-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 2 in the league with 8.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 5 per outing.

Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 78-71 loser on the road against the Storm. They earned a push of the 7–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (149) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Diana Taurasi was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 1 rebound but Seattle still won, 78-71, over Phoenix on Saturday at KeyArena.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were an 86-69 loser as they battled the Lynx on the road. The Sparks failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 155 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 13 points from Kristi Toliver but lost anyway 86-69 against the Lynx on Sunday at Target Center.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-5
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Mercury at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games on the road
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Los Angeles is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Los Angeles is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to San Antonio, Friday, June 17
Los Angeles home to Seattle, Sunday, June 19