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Minnesota LynxPhoenix Mercury
Sep 11, 6:00 PM | US Airways Center

Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

26-7TEAM RECORD19-14

The Mercury hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Sunday as the Lynx pay a visit to US Airways Center in WNBA betting action.

The Mercury bring a 19-14 record (16-16-1 ATS) to the battle against the 26-7 Lynx, who are 20-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 14-19 so far and the Lynx go 13-19-1.

View Minnesota vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 174 at most shops.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 88.9 PPG, against a Lynx defense that ranks No. 2 at 73.1 PPG. The Mercury field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Lynx shooters have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Defensively, the Lynx feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.2 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 78-69 winner at home against the Sky. They covered the 8.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (147) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Lynx got 22 points from Seimone Augustus as Minnesota ran past Chicago 78-69 on Thursday at Target Center.

In their last action, Phoenix was an 85-70 loser on the road against the Storm. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (155) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Diana Taurasi was dynamite, scoring 36 points and adding 2 rebounds but Seattle still won, 85-70, over Phoenix on Friday at KeyArena.

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-5
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

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

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