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Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury - 8/23/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Phoenix Mercury (15-11) vs. Minnesota Lynx (19-8)

WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm (US Airways Center)

The Line: Phoenix Mercury +1 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: NBATV, FSAZ, FS North

The Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury meet Sunday afternoon at the US Airways Center.

The Minnesota Lynx look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 76.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 20.6 points and 6.9 rebounds while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Lindsay Whalen is dishing 4.4 assists and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx seem to be on cruise control lately but are just a few wins away from clinching the top seed in the West. The Lynx are 9-5 SU on the road and have won five of their last eight. Seimone Augustus is expected to be out with an ankle injury

Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury - 8/23/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Phoenix Mercury need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 39.9 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 16.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Currie is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury need this game in order to snap a three-game losing streak and to get back in the West race for the top seed. The Mercury have scored 68 or less in their last three games. The Mercury are 10-4 SU on their home court and have won four of their last six.

The Lynx are 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mercury are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lynx are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Phoenix. 

It's been a while since the Mercury have lost four straight games, and this game means a lot more to them considering they're 3.5 games back for the top seed. A win here makes things interesting down the stretch. Give me the home team and the free point. 

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