Mercury vs. Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Saturday June 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Mercury -2 -- Over/Under: 160 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 84.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 78.3 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 21.2 points and six rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 15 points and 4.6 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Alana Beard is dishing 2.2 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have lost eight of their last 12 road games.
The Phoenix Mercury look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 83 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 24.1 points and 8.4 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 17.4 points and 2.1 assists. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Danielle Robinson is dishing 5.3 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 23.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won six of their last eight home games.
Will upate with trends once they're released.
The Phoenix Mercury are playing some consistent basketball right now and are catching the Sparks, a team that's had its struggles on the road, on the end of a back-to-back. This is a bad spot for Los Angeles against a rested Mercury squad. I really like Phoenix at home here and have no problem laying the bucket.