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Mercury open as WNBA underdog vs Lynx

Phoenix MercuryMinnesota Lynx
June 27, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx Odds


The Lynx will be trying to slam the Mercury on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Target Center in WNBA betting action.

The Mercury will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 3-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Lynx are 8-5 ATS. Phoenix is 4-7 on the totals; Minnesota is 8-5.

View Phoenix vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Lynx sat as 19-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 163.5.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 84.7 PPG, against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 86.7 PPG. The Lynx field goal percentage has averaged 49.5% so far, more than the Mercury shooters have achieved on the year, 41% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mercury own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 89.2 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 93-84 loser at home against the Sparks. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (177) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Mercury endured a 93-84 loss at the hands of the Sparks on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from DeWanna Bonner at US Airways Center.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 79-67 winner as they battled the Sky at home. The Lynx failed to cover in the match as a 15-point favorite, while 146 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Lindsay Whalen went off for 25 points and added 6 rebounds leading Minnesota over Chicago, 79-67, on Saturday at Target Center.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Mercury at Lynx trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Phoenix's last 24 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix's last 12 games when playing on the road against 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 18-1 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix at Chicago, Friday, June 29
Minnesota at San Antonio, Sunday, July 1