Mercury vs. Lynx
|Date & Time||Friday July 14, 2017, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Mercury +6 -- Over/Under: 166
The Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury meet Friday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on Twitter.
The Minnesota Lynx look for another victory to build on their WNBA best 13-2 record. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 87.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 20.1 points and 10 rebounds while Maya Moore is averaging 15.4 points and 3.9 assists. Seimone Augustus is the second double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won seven of their last eight road games.
The Phoenix Mercury look to stay hot while building on their four-game winning streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 83.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 79.1 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 22.4 points and 8.4 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.1 points and 2.7 assists. Leilani Mitchell is dishing 3.8 assists and Danielle Robinson is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won five of their last seven home games.
The Lynx are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Mercury are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Lynx are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Phoenix, 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Lynx have owned this series over the years, winning the last 10 games outright and covering a lot of the games as well. So while laying the points would seem like the bet here, let's not forget the Lynx did get blown out by a bad Chicago Sky team. The Phoenix Mercury are also playing some of their best ball in quite some time, which includes shooting 48 percent from the field in their last five games. If ever there was a time for the Mercury to become a threat to the Lynx again, it would be here. This may backfire on me, but I'll take my chances with the six points and Phoenix at home.