Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury - 9/27/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury (2-1) vs. Minnesota Lynx (3-1)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday September 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -1.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury play game two of the Western Conference Finals Sunday at the US Airways Center.
The Minnesota Lynx will make their fourth WNBA Finals appearance with a victory here. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 75.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 24.8 points and 6.5 rebounds while Seimone Augustus is averaging 15.3 points and three assists. Sylvia Fowles is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx have scored under 70 points in three of their last five games and lost five of their last seven when that’s the case. The Lynx shot 39.7 percent from the field in their game one victory. The Lynx are 9-9 SU on the road and have lost four straight.
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The Phoenix Mercury look to force a deciding game three on Tuesday. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75.5 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 38.9 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18.7 points and 6.7 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 16.7 points and 8.7 rebounds. Candice Dupree is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Leilani Mitchell is dishing 3.7 assists. The Phoenix Mercury have held six of their last seven opponents under 70 points and have won six of their last seven when that’s the case. The Mercury shot 32.8 percent from the field in their game one loss. The Mercury are 14-4 SU on their home court and have won four straight.
The Lynx are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Conference Finals games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Mercury are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Conference Finals games. The Lynx are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix.
The Mercury have had great success against the Lynx over the years, and they've played their best ball at home. Also, the Lynx have struggled big time on the road all season. This series is certainly going the distance.