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Basketball Odds: New York Liberty vs. Phoenix Mercury

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Two teams in fifth place in their respective conferences will meet at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday, August 23, a week after the return of the WNBA from the Olympic break.

While most outside the local or most diehard fans will disregard this game, you as a gambler must pay attention as it presents the same chance of winning you money as any of the headline matchups. This game will likely only becoming exciting when you use it to bet on WNBA basketball anyway, so just head to SBG Global, check the live lines, and make things interesting.

The Liberty and the Mercury had disappointing first halves to the season before everything stopped for the Olympics. Both stand just one spot out of last place in their respective conferences, though the Mercury are in worse shape and more likely to earn the first pick in the draft with the worst record in the league.

However, Phoenix has a player on the USA National Team, an honor not bestowed on any Liberty player. Diana Taurasi currently starts for the US, and the Mercury hope that experience helps motivate not only their veteran star, but the rest of the team as well.

This will be the first matchup between these two teams this season, with one more scheduled down the road. For that reason alone, you should analyze, wager, and record the result on this game so that when the two meet again you will be prepared.

The best way to bet on WNBA basketball is to head to SBG Global and check the live lines, especially considering that this game will take place only a week after the extended midseason break. In the end, the live lines should point you one way or the other in this otherwise lackluster matchup.