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Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx - 6/7/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lynx vs. Mercury

WNBA Basketball: Tuesday June 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

The Line: Lynx -10.5 -- Over/Under: 165 See the Latest Odds

TV: NBATV, Fox Sports North Plus

The Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx square off early Tuesday night at the Target Center.

The Phoenix Mercury need a strong road victory after a rough 2-5 start to the season. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 85.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 88.6 points on 47 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 20 points and 5.1 assists while Penny Taylor is averaging 14.4 points and 4.1 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and DeWanna Bonner is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 38.3 shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have lost four straight road games.

Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx - 6/7/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Lynx hope to remain undefeated after an incredible 7-0 start to the season. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 84 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 21 points and 5.4 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14.1 points and 8.6 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 4.1 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 27.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 26.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won four straight home games.

The Mercury are 6-18 ATS in their last 24 road games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Lynx are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mercury are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall. 

The Minnesota Lynx have blown the doors off on the Mercury already twice this season. While Phoenix may have the most talent in the WNBA, its a team that continues to struggle at both ends of the court. The Lynx seem to be on a mission and want to keep this undefeated record as long as possible.

You have to take the home team by double digits. 

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Minnesota Lynx -10.5

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