Los Angeles Sparks vs. Phoenix Mercury
June 27, 2021 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Phoenix -6 / Total: 155.5
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The Phoenix Mercury and Los Angeles Sparks face off on Sunday in a WNBA showdown at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. These two teams have played two games against each other in a row, and each team has won a game. In the last game it was the Phoenix Mercury that were able to win 80-66.
The big news for the Phoenix Mercury heading into this game is that Diana Taurasi has been cleared to return in this game. Coming into this game the Phoenix Mercury come into this game with a 6-7 record overall which puts them in 5th place in the Western Conference. The Mercury come into this game averaging 78.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 80 points per game. Brittney Griner has been the top player for Phoenix averaging 19.6 points while shooting 57.2 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Los Angeles Sparks who come into this game with a 6-7 record overall which ties them for 5th place in the Western Conference. The Sparks have played two games since facing off with the Phoenix Mercury and they have gone 1-1 in those two games. In the last game, against the Washington Mystics the offense scored 89 points and that led to the victory. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 75.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 78.7 points per game. This is a Sparks team that has dealt with some injuries. Erica Wheeler has been the best player for the Sparks averaging 12.5 points while shooting 39.3 percent from the field.
The Sparks are going to continue their success off the last game, and find success in this one. Even with Taurasi back, I think the Sparks are going to be the better team in this one. Back the Sparks against the spread.