Our basketball betting expert offers up his three best Mercury vs Sparks betting tips and predictions ahead of their huge WNBA clash this Sunday.

Two struggling teams match up on Sunday with the Mercury vs Sparks at the Footprint Center. Phoenix enters this game with the worst winning percentage in the WNBA, while the Sparks are desperate to get their season back on track after four consecutive losses. We have chosen our favourite Mercury vs Sparks tips from the leading WNBA betting sites.  

Mercury vs Sparks Betting Tips

  • Los Angeles Sparks to win 
  • Under 160.5 points 
  • Brittney Griner under 20.5 points 

Sparks To Claim Much-Needed Win

Injuries and illness depleted the Sparks in midweek, and will again be of concern for this game. Los Angeles has won both games against the Mercury in 2023, but they needed overtime to do so back on June 2nd.

Phoenix was the narrow favourite for that game – they have covered the spread in just five of their 16 games so far this season. The Sparks haven’t been much better, going 7-10-1 against the spread so far in 2023.

It’s hard to back either team against the spread with how they have fared thus far.

Providing a couple of their rotation players can return from illness/injury, the Sparks should have a good chance at recording a road win here. They should be the favourites in the latest Mercury vs Sparks odds too. 

Fatigue could be an issue for the Mercury with this being the third game in five days. We start our Mercury vs Sparks tips with a win for the LA side. 

Bet 1: Los Angeles Sparks to win 

Slow Pace, Low-Scoring Game Expected

The total was set at 163.5 points when these teams last met, but we can see that dropping by a couple of points here. Phoenix has the slowest pace in the Association on the season, and ranks 10th in offence.

Los Angeles are the worst offensive team in the WNBA over the last seven games. Their true shooting is just 50% over that period. They are turning the ball over a lot and are not grabbing many offensive rebounds.

Most Mercury vs Sparks predictions expect an ugly game between these two offences. The minimal success the Sparks have had this season has depended heavily on their defence, which is fourth-best in the league over the last 10 games.

Mercury vs Sparks Bet 2: Under 160.5 points 

Strong Sparks Defence To Slow Down Griner

Brittney Griner has scored over 20.5 points in three consecutive games, and reached the 20-mark in four straight. However, Griner has been up and down from a scoring perspective this season and has averaged only 11 field goal attempts over two games against the Sparks.

This Sparks defence is excellent. While Griner has a clear size advantage, Los Angeles has the defensive personnel to match up relatively well on the inside.

Envisaging this game being played at a slow pace, Griner might not get up more than 10 shots, which will make it tough to reach the twenties in scoring. It’s been one of the go-to WNBA tips so far this season. 

The Sparks shouldn’t concede too many free throws either, as they sit fifth in opponent free-throw rate.

Mercury vs Sparks Bet 3: Brittney Griner under 20.5 points 

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