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Mercury visit Lynx in hoops battle

Phoenix MercuryMinnesota Lynx
Aug 2, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx Odds

11-7TEAM RECORD13-4

Minnesota looks to cover the Lynx-Mercury pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 13-4 mark when they host Phoenix in WNBA action.

The Lynx sit at 13-4 (11-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Mercury are currently 11-7 (10-7-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Minnesota is 8-8-1 OU, and Phoenix is 10-8 OU.

View Phoenix vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Lynx as 6-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 185.5, but may be on the move.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 83.4 PPG, against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 87.1 PPG. The Lynx field goal percentage has averaged 46.4% so far, less than the Mercury shooters have achieved on the year, 48.1% per game.

Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 89.5 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 91-84 winner as they battled the Liberty on the road. The Mercury covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 175 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York was scorched by Penny Taylor for 29 points as the Mercury defated the Liberty 91-84 in WNBA action on Saturday.

The Lynx were a 70-69 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Silver Stars. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as favorites, while the total score (139) made winners of UNDER bettors. Lindsay Whalen scored 23 points leading the Lynx to a 70-69 victory over San Antonio at AT&T Center on Sunday.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Connecticut are 6-4
After playing New York are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-3
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

A few Mercury at Lynx trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Phoenix is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing at home against Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to Connecticut, Sunday, August 7
Minnesota home to San Antonio, Thursday, August 4