Mercury visit Lynx in WNBA clash
Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx Odds
The Lynx will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Mercury at Target Center in WNBA wagering action.
The Lynx bring a 13-3 record (10-6 ATS) to the battle against the 9-8 Mercury, who are 7-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 5-11 so far and the Mercury go 9-8.
Oddsmakers opened the Lynx as 10.5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 170.5.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mercury rank No. 6 in the league with 34.9 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the WNBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 3.6 per game, while the Mercury rate No. 3 with 5.5 per contest.
Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 84.8 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Minnesota was an 82-77 winner on the road against the Mercury. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (159) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota earned an 82-77 victory over Phoenix on Sunday, getting 18 points from Rebekkah Brunson at US Airways Center.
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Mercury at Lynx trends to consider:
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Phoenix's last 15 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Phoenix is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Phoenix at Seattle, Thursday, August 1
Minnesota home to San Antonio, Friday, August 2