Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury - 8/7/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury (13-7) vs. Minnesota Lynx (15-5)
WNBA Basketball: Friday August 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury +1 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access
The Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury meet Friday night at the US Airways Center.
The Minnesota Lynx look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 41 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 20.6 points and 7.2 rebounds while Lindsay Whalen is averaging 12.6 points and four assists. Sylvia Fowles is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Asjha Jones is dishing 2.1 assists. The Minnesota Lynx have topped 80 points in five of their last eight games and are shooting 35.2 percent from deep. The Lynx are 11-3 SU this season when scoring at least 75 points. The Lynx are 7-3 SU on the road and have won six of their last eight.
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The Phoenix Mercury look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 77.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 39.4 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 17.9 points and 6.6 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 16.2 points and 8.3 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Leilani Mitchell is dishing 3.1 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 36.4 percent from downtown and are 11-1 SU when scoring at least 75 points. The Mercury are 8-2 SU on their home court and have won six of their last seven. Marta Xargay is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Lynx are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Mercury are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a S.U. win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lynx are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix.
The Mercury are pretty good on their home court. In fact, so good that it's impossible not to pick them when they're considered an underdog. Also, the Lynx are still without one of their top players in Seimone Augustus. Give me Phoenix at home in what's somewhat of a surprise given the line.