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WNBA odds preview - Sparks vs. Mercury

Los Angeles SparksPhoenix Mercury
July 10, 3:30 PM | US Airways Center

Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Los Angeles when they hit take on the Mercury on Tuesday in pro hoops betting action.

The Mercury currently sports a record of 4-13, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-11 ATS. The Sparks are 13-6 and 10-8-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mercury post a 8-8-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sparks have gone 11-8 against the number.

View Los Angeles vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Mercury in this one, they're listed as 9-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 168 for Monday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 78 PPG, against a Sparks defense that ranks No. 9 at 79.6 PPG. The Mercury field goal percentage has averaged 39.4% so far, less than the Sparks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.

Defensively, the Sparks feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 87.3 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 79-63 result against the Dream on July 8. The Sparks covered in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 142 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Sparks grabbed a 79-63 win over the Dream on Sunday, behind a 19-point effort from Kristi Toliver at STAPLES Center.

Phoenix was an 83-68 loser in its last match on the road against the Storm. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 151 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Phoenix got 12 points from DeWanna Bonner but lost anyway 83-68 against the Storm on Sunday at KeyArena.

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 4-5
After a win are 8-2

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Sparks at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Los Angeles's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Los Angeles's last 10 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix's last 11 games when playing Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles at Indiana, Thursday, July 12
Phoenix home to Seattle, Friday, July 13