Los Angeles Sparks at Phoenix Mercury
|Date & Time||Friday June 14, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
Talking Stick Resort Arena
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -2.5 -- Over/Under: 159.5
CBS SPORTS NETWORK
The Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury meet Friday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for another win after winning three of their last four games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 78.2 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Maria Vadeeva is averaging 24 points and five rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 15.6 points and 4.4 assists. Nneka Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Chiney Ogwumike is grabbing seven rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 84.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have split their last four road games.
The Phoenix Mercury look for a home victory to get back to a .500 record. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 77.6 points on 42 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 24.2 points and four assists while Brittney Griner is averaging 16.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is grabbing two rebounds and Briann January is dishing 3.2 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 46.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won their last five home games.
The Sparks are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Friday games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win. The Mercury are 14-2 ATS in their last 16 Friday games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Sparks are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 8-3 in Mercury last 11 home games. The over is 12-5 in Sparks last 17 Friday games.
The Phoenix Mercury are a much different and more consistent team at home, and it's the home team that's won seven of the last 10 meetings between the Sparks and Phoenix. The Mercury have also had plenty of time off to prepare for this contest. The Los Angeles Sparks will be playing their fourth straight road game and have had issues stopping other teams from scoring. The Mercury should win this game and cover the small number.