The Phoenix Mercury is all set to take on the Los Angeles Sparks at the Footprint Center. The Sparks prevailed in the previous matchup on July 4, scoring 78-75. The Phoenix Mercury is an outsider, as evident from the results. They lost 16 games out of their 28 outings. Currently, they are sitting at nine in the points table with a victory percentage of 42.9. They badly need to win this game and secure the points.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, the Sparks have been mediocre of the season. Although they couldn’t make their dream start of the season, their performance is getting better daily. They have secured the sixth position on the table, winning 12 games with a victory percentage of 44.4. They can improve their position on the points table by gaining the stability they are struggling with.
Although the Mercury has had a disappointing start to the season, they have recently gained momentum, winning six games out of their last ten matchups, three of which came in the last five games. They are coming into the game after crushing the Seattle Storm in the previous game by 16 points, thanks to Skylar Diggins-Smith, who scored 20 points.
On the contrary, the Sparks faced a devastating loss in their previous game against the Aces by 18 points. They have won two games out of their last five matchups. The team is plaguing the team due to desynchronized gameplay, slow movements, and a slight lack of focus. Nneka Ogwumike is expected to flare up the court for the Sparks as she is having a big season, averaging 18.6 points per game.
Head to Head
Total played games: 31
Phoenix Mercury won: 12
Los Angeles Sparks won: 13
Games got drawn: 6
The Mercury were quite impressive in their most recent matchup with the Seattle Storm, and they are expected to win the game. They had a more balanced team with high morale to go high in the points table.