Lynx home to Mercury in WNBA betting action
Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx Odds
The Lynx will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Mercury tip off at Target Center on Thursday in WNBA play.
The Mercury will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 0-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Lynx are 1-0 ATS. Phoenix is 1-1 on the totals; Minnesota is 0-1.
The Lynx are listed as 10-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 174.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 2-ranked offense (90 PPG) against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 11 at 88.5 PPG. The Lynx have averaged 50% from the field per game, more than the Mercury have managed so far this season (45.9% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mercury own the league's No. 5-rated mark, allowing 75 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in home scoring.
Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 75-72 loser as they battled the Storm on the road. The Mercury failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 147 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mercury got 18 points from Candice Dupree, but it was Seattle that prevailed in a 75-72 final on Sunday at KeyArena.
The Lynx were a 90-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Sun. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites, while the total score (164) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Lynx got a 26-point performance from Maya Moore as Minnesota ran past Connecticut 90-74 on Saturday at Target Center.
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Connecticut are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Mercury at Lynx trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Phoenix's last 25 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Phoenix's last 13 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Phoenix's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Minnesota is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Minnesota is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Phoenix at Indiana, Saturday, June 8
Minnesota at Washington, Saturday, June 8