Los Angeles Sparks vs. Phoenix Mercury
July 28, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Mercury -3.5 / Total: 164
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The Phoenix Mercury and Los Angeles Sparks face off on Thursday in a WNBA showdown at the Footprint Center. When these two teams faced off on July 4th it was the Sparks that secured the 78-75 victory.
Phoenix comes into this game with a 12-16 record overall, but in the last game, they were quite impressive. The offense put up 94 points against the Seattle Storm, and that was enough to win by 16 points. Phoenix is averaging 83.1 points, while their defense is giving up 85.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league, while their defense is ranked 10th in the league. The top offensive player for the Mercury is Skylar Diggins-Smith, and she is averaging 20 points while shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 31.9 percent from behind the three-point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Sparks, who sit with a 12-15 record overall, and they are coming off a bad loss in their last game. The Aces scored 84 points in the last game and that led to the 18-point victory. The Sparks are averaging 80.6 points, while their pitching staff is giving up 85.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 7th in the league, while their defense is ranked 10th in the league. Nneka Ogwumike is having a big season, averaging 18.6 points while shooting 56.5 percent from the field and 39 percent from behind the three-point line.
The Mercury were quite impressive in the last game against the Seattle Storm and I expect they are going to find success again in this game. The Mercury are going to run up the score here and that will be the difference as Phoenix gets the job done. Back the Mercury against the spread.