The battle between the Lynx and Mercury didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Phoenix was handed a 95-67 defeat on Thursday at Target Center.
Minnesota won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 7-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 175.5.
Seimone Augustus had 21 points for Minnesota and Maya Moore chipped in with 15 points. Seimone Augustus had 7 assists for the Lynx, while Rebekkah Brunson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.
Phoenix got 22 points from Diana Taurasi in a losing cause and another 12 points from Marie Ferdinand-Harris. Temeka Johnson contributed 4 assists for the Mercury, while DeWanna Bonner had 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Minnesota were victorious, as the score was 47-36 at the break.
Minnesota won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-26.