Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction and Odds

Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction and Odds
Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction and Odds: Phoenix Mercury is predicted to win tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Sparks as per the latest prediction.

Amidst all the NBA buzz, the WNBA has slowly and steadily attracted fans towards itself with the championship producing quality basketball in the first month of its action.

On Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Sparks are set to face a tough challenge when they play Phoenix Mercury at the Crypto.com Arena.

It is important to note that the sides facing each other haven’t gotten off to huge starts which in turn has increased the importance of this clash. While the Sparks carry the home advantage, the head-to-head suggests that the Mercury have always held the aces when they play Sparks.

Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction and Odds

Phoenix MercuryLos Angeles SparksPredicted Winner
OddssharkSpread: -4 (-110)Spread: +4 (-110)Mercury
SmarketsOdds: 1.54Odds: 1.98Mercury

Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction and Odds: Recent form

The Los Angeles Sparks are looking for some redemption this time around after an abysmal season in 2021 as they failed to make it to postseason games. Contrary to expectations, they did start off well with back-to-back triumphs against Sky and Fever but the slide started from thereon.

They suffered defeats to Dream, Sun, Lynx, Storm and Aces as they trundled down to 5th place in the Western Conference. They are desperate to break the jinx in this game.

Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction and Odds
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Looking at the Mercury’s campaign, the last year’s finalists are looking to go one step further this season. But things haven’t really panned out as they wanted with just two victories in 6 games.

After starting on the wrong note with a defeat to the Aces, they staged a comeback with two wins on the bounce against Storm. In the last three outings, they have suffered outright losses against the likes of Aces and Wings, pushing them down to 4th place in the table. 

Sparks vs Mercury Prediction: Head-to-head

Matches: 42: Sparks: 15 Mercury: 27

Last Meeting: Mercury won 88-79 against Sparks on 28th June 2021.

Phoenix Mercury vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction: Players to watch

Sparks:

Liz Cambage who has played at the centre position has tons of experience in the WNBA with an average of 16.3 points and 1.6 assists this season so far.

Jordin Canada who is the shooting guard has a free throw percentage of 92 while the point guard Lexie Brown needs to do better than 5 points per game this season.

Chennedy Carter brings the power and versatility to the center with a free throw percentage of 76.9% and a field goal percentage of 45.1% in 7 games.

Mercury:

Shey Peddy who has played 6 games this season has averaged 9.8 points in addition to 3.2 assists forcing her to do well in the days to come.

Tina Charles’ performance will be the decisive factor for the Mercury who was underwhelming with just 9 points and 3 assists against the Aces.

Diana Taurasi who will be the shooting guard has averaged 16.8 points this season and has to step up in the coming games for the side to succeed.

Diamond DeShields who plays as the forward has averaged 15 points and 2 rebounds in the recent past.

Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner

The mid-table battle is closer than ever as Sparks are all prepped to tame the Mercury in an interesting clash. Even though the Sparks have a slight edge, the match is expected to go down to the wire.

The outright predictions for this year’s WNBA championship states that the Phoenix Mercury and Los Angeles Sparks are the 6th and 7th favourites to lift the title. The Oddschecker platform has given best odds of 12/1 to Mercury while the hosts have slightly higher odds of 35/1 stacked against them. The Covers have also reiterated the same by implying that Mercury and Sparks have a fair shot at the title.

Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction and Odds

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