Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury - 6/14/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury (1-2) vs. Minnesota Lynx (3-0)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury +6.5 -- Over/Under: 151.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury play Sunday afternoon at the US Airways Center.
The Minnesota Lynx look to remain unbeaten and pick up their second road win. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 85 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 71.3 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Lindsay Whalen is averaging 16.7 points and six assists while Maya Moore is averaging 15.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 12 rebounds and Seimone Augustus is dishing two assists. The Minnesota Lynx have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 38.1 percent from downtown. The Lynx are steamrolling teams right now, and it also helps that they’re averaging six more rebounds (41.3) than league average. Monica Wright is questionable with a calf injury.
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The Phoenix Mercury look to snap a two-game skid and remain unbeaten at home. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 69 points on 36.1 percent shooting and are allowing 72 points on 41.3 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18.3 points and six rebounds while Candice Dupree is averaging 15.7 points and six rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is dishing two assists and Monique Currie is grabbing three rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury have four double-digit scorers, and they’ve scored at least 74 points in two of their first three games. The downside with the Mercury is that they’re averaging just 29.3 rebounds, a number that has to improve if this team is going to make another championship run.
The Lynx are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a S.U. win and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Mercury are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
This series has developed into quite the WNBA rivalry, as these are two of the top teams in the league. Because of that, I think Phoenix shows up and gives the Lynx a battle on its home court. I like the points, as the Mercury still have the offense to compete even without Griner on the court.