Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx - 6/27/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Lynx (6-2) vs. Phoenix Mercury (3-4)
WNBA Basketball: Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -7 -- Over/Under: 152 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx square off Saturday night at the Target Center.
The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 74.4 points on 37.9 percent shooting and are allowing 74.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 19.7 points and 7.3 rebounds while Candice Dupree is averaging 15.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is dishing 2.1 assists and Monique Currie is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are still trying to find consistency on the defensive end, as they’ve allowed 70-plus points in three straight games. Offensively, the Mercury are fine with four double-digit scorers leading the way. Brittney Griner will make her season debut after serving her suspension.
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The Minnesota Lynx look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77 points on 46.7 percent shooting and are allowing 70.6 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Seimone Augustus is averaging 16.6 points and 2.9 assists while Maya Moore is averaging 15.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. Lindsay Whalen is dishing 4.3 assists and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing nine rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are the third-best offensive team in the league, topping 70 points in six of their eight games, despite shooting just 27.9 percent from deep. The Lynx are 2-1 SU on their home court this season.
The Mercury are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Lynx are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games. The Mercury are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota.
Even with Griner returning, I'm not sure the Mercury are going to be clicking this quickly with a lineup change. The Lynx are tough to beat regardless and at home, I expect them to cover this spread.