The battle between the Lynx and Mercury didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Phoenix was handed a 105-83 defeat on Sunday at Target Center.
Minnesota won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 12-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 172.5.
Minnesota got 19 points from Seimone Augustus and another 15 points from Monica Wright. Taj McWilliams-Franklin contributed 5 assists, while Rebekkah Brunson cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Phoenix got 24 points from Charde Houston in a losing cause and another 22 points from DeWanna Bonner. Samantha Prahalis contributed 6 assists for the Mercury, while Nakia Sanford had 6 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Minnesota were victorious, as the score was 56-43 at the break.
Minnesota won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-28.
Minnesota heads into a battle against the Liberty. Phoenix, meanwhile, will have their next action against Tulsa.