Mercury Visit the Storm in Friday WNBA Action

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Storm Look to Slow Taurasi and Mercury

The Phoenix Mercury and the Seattle Storm will meet at KeyArena on Friday Night. Diania Taurasi comes to town after setting the WNBA Career Scoring Mark. Taurasi, who is arguably, the best player in the world is still playing like she has something to prove every night. Taurasi reached 7,493 points in a 90-59 loss at Los Angeles on Sunday.

Oddsmakers opened the Storm as -5-point favorites versus the Mercury, while the game’s total opened at 161. The line has held steady for the most part with the total moving back and forth between 160 and 161.

Seattle was a 75-57 winner in its last match at home against the San Antonio Stars. They covered the -10-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 132 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Seattle guard Jewell Loyd is taking on a bigger role for the Storm this season. She is sixth in the league at 18.4 points per game. Storm forward Breanna Stewart is ninth at 17.3. Stewart is coming off a huge effort against the Stars. She had 22 points, a season-high 15 rebounds and a career-best five blocks.

The Mercury were a 90-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Los Angeles Sparks. They failed to cover the +7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (149) made winners of UNDER bettors. Phoenix center Brittney Griner leads at 22.9 points per game. Taurasi is seventh at 18.3 points per game.

Phoenix is expected to get back starting point guard Danielle Robinson. She has missed the past two games because of an ankle injury. Her defensive speed should be key against Storm guard Sue Bird. Bird is averaging a league-best 7.7 assists.

Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Phoenix6-54-781.4578.363.092-42-35-5-12-3-13-2
Seattle6-55-5-182.3680.272.094-2-11-38-35-23-1
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
PHO17.4512.911.35
SEA18.5514.271.3
Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
PHO8.2723.9132.18
SEA6.5523.9130.46
ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
PHO42.4242.48-0.06
SEA47.0143.683.33
Team Records
Phoenix Mercury
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall6-53-33-24-72-42-381.4578.363.09
Last 106-43-23-24-62-32-383.8079.404.40
vs EAST4-22-12-13-31-22-184.5079.674.83
vs WEST2-31-21-11-41-20-277.8076.801.00

Seattle Storm

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall6-55-21-35-5-14-2-11-382.3680.272.09
Last 106-45-21-25-4-14-2-11-283.8080.503.30
vs EAST4-34-10-23-3-13-1-10-285.8681.714.15
vs WEST2-21-11-12-21-11-176.2577.75-1.50
Injuries
Phoenix Mercury
PlayerPositionDescription
Danielle RobinsonGIs upgraded to probable Friday vs. Seattle Storm, Ankle

Seattle Storm

PlayerPositionDescription
No Injuries to Report
Supergrid
TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense81.45880.275
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense81.20778.866
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed34.20733.144
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense82.36678.362
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense83.86586.2010
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed31.14935.6010
Head To Head Summary
TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Phoenix8-27-35-582.3033.9042.4932.4057/1675.20
Seattle2-83-75-570.9044.4046.6431.5062/1698.40

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Sep 15, 2016SEA62PHO86-6.5PHO162UPHOPHOPush29503547.832355/165/17410
Jun 3, 2016PHO81SEA956SEA168.5OSEASEASEA444947.150.826377/1912/24710
May 20, 2016SEA81PHO80-11.5SEA163USEASEASEA37434037.539329/238/2456
Aug 12, 2015SEA66PHO83-13.5PHO148OPHOPHOPHO425242.444.829394/1110/2662
Jul 12, 2015SEA60PHO70-14.5SEA150UPHOPHOSEA274138.14128368/184/1238
Jul 10, 2015PHO94SEA798PHO146OPHOPHOPush463452.145.632268/178/17126
Jun 21, 2015PHO84SEA722.5PHO142.5OSEASEAPHO443641.546.732377/171/13114
Aug 17, 2014PHO78SEA655PHO149UPHOPHOSEA402953.636.836294/116/2166
Jul 22, 2014PHO89SEA716.5PHO152OPHOSEAPHO473653.848.323306/143/12105
Jul 9, 2014SEA58PHO78-9.5PHO153UPHOSEAPHO203742.447.137241/123/12312

WNBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games
Phoenix Mercury
DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jun 18, 2017LOS59-90L7.5164L/U32.8462.505A
Jun 16, 2017CHI86-78W-9.5164L/P44.2671.794H
Jun 10, 2017LOS87-89L1161.5L/O44.6286.969H
Jun 7, 2017IND98-90W-4.5162.5W/O50.0086.217A
Jun 4, 2017NY72-88L-5157.5L/O34.7878.266A

Seattle Storm

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jun 18, 2017SA75-57W-10161W/U41.2790.005H
Jun 13, 2017ATL86-91L-9164L/O42.4283.335H
Jun 11, 2017NY86-94L3159L/O44.2982.3510A
Jun 9, 2017IND80-83L-5.5161.5L/O47.4678.959A
Jun 6, 2017SA85-76W-8158.5W/O48.2882.146A

Next up:
Phoenix home to Minnesota Friday, June 30
Seattle at Washington Tuesday, June 27

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