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Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Odds
US Airways Center features an WNBA battle between the host Phoenix Mercury and the visiting Minnesota Lynx in betting action on Friday.
Phoenix battles the Lynx, currently with a 26-6 mark (18-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 15-16-1 for the Mercury and 19-12-1 for the Lynx.
Oddsmakers opened the Mercury as 14.5-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 169.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 75.3 PPG, against a Lynx defense that ranks No. 4 at 75.8 PPG. The Mercury field goal percentage has averaged 38.8% so far, less than the Lynx shooters have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.
Defensively, the Lynx feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 92-76 loser as they battled the Sparks on the road. The Lynx failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 168 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota got 19 points from Monica Wright but lost anyway 92-76 against the Sparks on Thursday at STAPLES Center.
In their last action, Phoenix was a 101-76 loser on the road against the Sparks. They failed to cover the 20-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (177) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Phoenix was crushed on Tuesday, getting run out of the gym by Los Angeles and falling 101-76 at STAPLES Center.
Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-5
Before playing San Antonio are 9-1
After playing Los Angeles are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 2-8
After playing Los Angeles are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
A few Lynx at Mercury trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Minnesota is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Phoenix's last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Phoenix's last 25 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games at home
Minnesota at San Antonio, Sunday, September 23
Phoenix home to Seattle, Sunday, September 23