WNBA odds preview - Mercury vs. Lynx

Phoenix MercuryMinnesota Lynx
July 7, 7:00 PM | Target Center

Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx Odds

8-4TEAM RECORD7-3

The visiting Mercury hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Target Center against the Lynx.

Supporters of the Mercury have seen them go 8-4 and 5-7 ATS so far this season, while the Lynx are at 7-3 and 5-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Lynx are 3-7, while the Mercury are 7-5.

View Phoenix vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Mercury listed as 8-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 175.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 82 PPG, against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 85 PPG. The Lynx field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, less than the Mercury shooters have achieved on the year, 46.4% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mercury own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 84 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 94-87 winner at home against the Liberty. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (181) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Phoenix earned a 94-87 victory over New York on Tuesday, getting 20 points from DeWanna Bonner at US Airways Center.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 96-66 result against the Sparks on July 2. The Lynx failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 162 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Minnesota was crushed on Tuesday, getting run out of the gym by Los Angeles and falling 96-66 at STAPLES Center.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing New York are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Atlanta are 9-1
After playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Mercury at Lynx trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Phoenix's last 25 games when playing Minnesota
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
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games

Next up:
Phoenix home to San Antonio, Wednesday, July 10
Minnesota home to Atlanta, Tuesday, July 9