Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury - 5/25/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercury vs. Lynx
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Mercury +3 -- Over/Under: 162 See the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury meet late Wednesday night at the US Airways Center.
The Minnesota Lynx hope to keep rolling after a fast 3-0 start to the season. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 90 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 22 points and 6.7 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 18.7 points and 11.7 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is dishing four assists and Natasha Howard is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 88.7 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 27.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Phoenix Mercury still look for their first victory after a rough 0-3 start. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 83 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 91 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 24.3 points and 5.7 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 14.7 points and four rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Sonja Petrovic is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 31.9 shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.3 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Lynx are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Mercury are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lynx are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Phoenix Mercury may be the most talented team in the WNBA, so it's only a matter of time before they get back on track. This is also a rivarly game, so there's extra motivation for the home team. I expect the Mercury to play to their potential and get the job done at home.