Phoenix Mercury vs. Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, Odds and Game Preview – June 2

The Phoenix Mercury (3-5) aim to halt a four-game losing streak when hosting the Los Angeles Sparks (2-5) on June 2, 2024 at Footprint Center.

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Spread: Mercury (+4.5) to Cover

  • Both DraftKings and the model expect the Mercury to walk away with the win, but the model spread (5.8) is 1.3 points further in their direction.
  • So far this season, the Mercury have put together a 4-4-0 record against the spread.
  • Phoenix is 0-2 against the spread when favored by 4.5 points or more this season.
  • The Sparks have covered the spread twice in seven opportunities this year.
  • Los Angeles has a 2-2 record against the spread when an underdog by 4.5 points or more this season.

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Total: Over 163

  • DraftKings and the model are extremely close in their point total projections for this game, within 0.7 points of each other.
  • This year, the Mercury games have gone over 163 points scored, their current matchup’s point total, six (out of eight) times.
  • Four of Los Angeles’ seven games this season have gone over 163 total points scored.
  • Mercury games have gone over the point total in four out of seven opportunities (57.1%).
  • In the Sparks’ seven games with a set total, four have hit the over (57.1%).

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Moneyline Winner: Mercury (-205)

  • Prediction: Mercury 85, Sparks 79
  • Phoenix has been listed as a moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and split the two games.

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Mercury Leaders

  • The Mercury scoring leader is Kahleah Copper, who averages 24.3 per contest to go with 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists.
  • Phoenix’s leading rebounder is Natasha Mack averaging 7.4 boards per game and its best passer is Natasha Cloud and her 7.1 assists per game.
  • Diana Taurasi leads the Mercury in three-point shooting, making an average of three shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Cloud and Mack lead Phoenix on the defensive end, with Cloud leading the team in steals, averaging 1.6 per game, and Mack in blocks, averaging 2.1 per contest.

Mercury Injuries

Name Game Status Injury
Brittney Griner Out Toe

Sparks Leaders

  • Dearica Hamby is atop nearly all of the Sparks’ leaderboards by recording 20.6 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.
  • Kia Nurse is dependable from deep and leads the Sparks with 2.3 made threes per game.
  • Hamby (1.6 steals per game) is the steal leader for Los Angeles while Cameron Brink (2.7 blocks per game) is the block leader.

Sparks Injuries

Name Game Status Injury
Layshia Clarendon Out Concussion Protocol
Azurá Stevens Out Arm
Julie Allemand Out For Season Ankle

All stats in this article refer to the 2024 regular season.

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