The Phoenix Mercury have weathered more than their fair share of haymakers this season, both on and off the court.
From the loss of franchise cornerstone Brittany Griner to Russian captivity to an ACL injury that shut down veteran guard Kia Nurse, it’s been one blow after another.
Phoenix enters the WNBA’s second half of the regular season with a 10-15 record, sitting seven games behind Las Vegas in the Western Conference, ahead only of the Minnesota Lynx, who are 9-15 this season.
The Mercury look to get back on track tonight, playing the 15-10 Washington Mystics at 7 Arizona time at Footprint Center in Phoenix. It’s the team’s second game since last weekend’s WNBA All-Star Game.
Phoenix split its first two contests against Washington this season, beating them, 99-90, before falling to them in the second leg of the two-game road trip, 83-65.
Here’s a look at where the Mercury stack up in Arizona sports betting as the league races towards the postseason.
WNBA Championship Odds
Mercury Among WNBA Title Cellar-Dwellers
Vanessa Nygaard’s team faces long odds at Arizona sports betting apps, both in Thursday’s game and in the quest to hoist its first WNBA championship trophy in eight years.
Against Washington, the Mercury sit at +4.5, with moneyline odds that range from +155 (BetMGM) to +175 (Caesars Sportsbook Arizona).
For those looking to place a wager on Phoenix to win the 2022 WNBA title, both operators have the Mercury near the bottom of the league table.
BetMGM Arizona has the Mercury at +12500 to win it all, ranking eighth out of 12 teams. Caesars Sportsbook Arizona, meanwhile, has Phoenix at +10000.
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So far this season, the Mercury are 10-14-1 against the spread, and 14-11 in clearing the over/under, but enter Thursday’s game having failed to clear in four straight contests.