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Phoenix MercurySeattle Storm
Aug 16, 10:00 PM | KeyArena

Phoenix Mercury vs Seattle Storm Odds


Seattle will look to improve on its 9-10 record on Thursday when they host Phoenix in WNBA odds action at KeyArena.

The Storm sport records of 9-10 and 10-9 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mercury sit at 4-15 and 6-13 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-12-1 for the Storm and 8-10-1 for the Mercury.

View Phoenix vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Storm as 7.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 151.5, but may be on the move.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 11-ranked offense (70.3 PPG) against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 87.3 PPG. The Storm have averaged 42% from the field per game, more than the Mercury have managed so far this season (38.6% on average).

Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 87.9 points per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Seattle was an 83-64 winner on the road against the Mercury. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (147) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Storm got 19 points from Katie Smith as Seattle ran past Phoenix 83-64 on Friday at US Airways Center.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-1
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Seattle Storm Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-6
Before playing Los Angeles are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Mercury at Storm trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Phoenix's last 18 games on the road
Phoenix is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Seattle is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Seattle is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to San Antonio, Sunday, August 19
Seattle home to Los Angeles, Saturday, August 18