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Sun take on Mercury in hoops contest

Connecticut SunPhoenix Mercury
Aug 7, 6:00 PM | US Airways Center

Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

12-7TEAM RECORD11-8

The Mercury will hit the floor running against the visiting Connecticut Sun on Sunday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Sun will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 11-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Mercury are 10-8-1 ATS. Connecticut is 9-10 on the totals; Phoenix is 10-9.

View Connecticut vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mercury are listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 181.5.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 90.6 PPG, against a Sun defense that ranks No. 6 at 77.1 PPG. The Mercury field goal percentage has averaged 47.7% so far, more than the Sun shooters have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Defensively, the Sun feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.7 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Connecticut lost its last outing, an 81-79 result against the Storm on August 5. The Sun covered in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 160 combined points took the game OVER the total. Connecticut got 19 points from Renee Montgomery but lost anyway 81-79 against the Storm on Friday at KeyArena.

The Mercury were a 90-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lynx. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (163) made winners of UNDER bettors. Phoenix got 20 points from Diana Taurasi but lost anyway 90-73 against the Lynx on Tuesday at Target Center.

Connecticut Sun Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-2
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Sun at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Connecticut's last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Connecticut is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against Connecticut
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Connecticut
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Connecticut

Next up:
Connecticut home to Chicago, Tuesday, August 9
Phoenix home to Minnesota, Tuesday, August 9

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