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Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Odds
The Mercury will be trying to slam the Lynx on Wednesday when the teams tip off at US Airways Center in WNBA betting action.
The Mercury sit at 10-4 (9-4-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Lynx are currently 9-4 (8-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Phoenix is 8-6 OU, and Minnesota is 6-6-1 OU.
The Lynx are listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 187.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lynx rank No. 1 in the league with 38.9 per game. That compares with Phoenix’s No. 3 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the WNBA’s No. 3-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Lynx rate No. 11 with 4.5 per contest.
Defensively, the Lynx feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.
The Lynx were a 69-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Storm. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (131) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Lynx grabbed a 69-62 win over the Storm on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Seimone Augustus at Target Center.
In their last action, Phoenix was a 78-64 winner at home against the Mystics. They covered the 11.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (142) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Mercury grabbed a 78-64 win over the Mystics on Friday, behind a 20-point effort from Candice Dupree at US Airways Center.
Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-8
Before playing Seattle are 8-2
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Lynx at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Minnesota's last 16 games when playing Phoenix
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Phoenix's last 16 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 26
Phoenix home to Seattle, Tuesday, July 26