Phoenix Mercury vs Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA: Friday, June 2nd at 10:00 PM ET
Betting Odds: Phoenix -3 -- Over/Under: 163 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury face off on Friday in a WNBA showdown at the Footprint Center.
Sparks Betting Preview
The Sparks sit with a 1-2 record overall and in their last game they looked awful. The Sparks only managed 65 points while the defense gave up 93 points to the Las Vegas Aces. At the end of the first quarter the Sparks were defeated 93-65. The Sparks are averaging 81.3 points while their defense is giving up 86 points per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league while hte defense is ranked 9th. In this game the Sparks need the offense to step up early and put the pressure on Phoenix. Chiney Ogwumike has been the top player for the Sparks averaging 17 points while shooting 50 percent from the field.
Mercury Betting Preview
The Mercury comes into this game with a 1-2 record overall but they are coming off their first win the last game. The Mercury scored 90 points against the Minnesota Lynx and that was enough to secure the victory. Diana Taurasi had a strong game finishing with 23 points, 10 assists, and three rebounds. The Mercury are averaging 76.7 points while their defense is giving up 83.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 7th while the pitching is ranked 10th. The offense is ranked 9th while the pitching is ranked 8th. Diana Taurasi is averaging 18 points while shooting 31.8 percent from the field.
Shane’s Free Pick
Both of these teams have been disappointing to start the season and no team has really given them a reason to trust them so far this season. The Mercury’s defense has been a big issue giving up 83.3 points per game and I don’t really trust their defense to step up in this game. The Sparks are going to run up the score here, and they are going to get the job done here. Back the Mercury against the spread.