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Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Odds
Phoenix will look to improve on its 3-3 record on Wednesday when they host Minnesota in WNBA odds action at US Airways Center.
The Mercury sport records of 3-3 and 2-4 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Lynx sit at 4-1 and 3-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-2 for the Mercury and 2-3 for the Lynx.
If you're going with the Mercury in this one, they're listed as 3-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 176 for Monday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 2-ranked offense (86.3 PPG) against a Lynx defense that ranks No. 6 at 76.8 PPG. The Mercury have averaged 46.9% from the field per game, more than the Lynx have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).
Defensively, the Lynx feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.5 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Minnesota was an 83-74 winner on the road against the Shock. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (157) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota earned an 83-74 victory over Tulsa on Friday, getting 19 points from Rebekkah Brunson at BOK Center.
In their last action, Phoenix was a 108-103 winner on the road against the Shock. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (211) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Phoenix scored early and very often on Sunday, sprinting to a lead and going past the 130-point plateau with a 108-103 win over Tulsa.
Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 8-2
After playing Tulsa are 9-1
After a win are 4-6
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Tulsa are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
A few Lynx at Mercury trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 13 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Phoenix's last 13 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Phoenix's last 25 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
Phoenix is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Minnesota at Los Angeles, Friday, June 21
Phoenix home to Washington, Friday, June 21