Minnesota Lynx at Phoenix Mercury
|Date & Time||Friday September 6, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
Talking Stick Resort Arena
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -2 -- Over/Under: 156.5
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The Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury meet Friday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Minnesota Lynx look for a win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 78.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 76.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Odyssey Sims is averaging 14.3 points and 5.3 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 13.8 points and 8.8 rebounds. Napheesa Collier is the third double-digit scorer and Danielle Robinson is dishing 3.9 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have lost six of their last eight road games.
The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 76.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 20.8 points and 7.3 rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 17.6 points and 7.7 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Yvonne Turner is dishing 2.3 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have split their last eight home games.
The Lynx are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Friday games. The Mercury are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Friday games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Lynx are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix and 18-7-2 ATS in the last 27 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Mercury last 5 home games. The over is 7-2 in Lynx last 9 overall.
The Minnesota Lynx head into this game playing better basketball and have slightly more to play for in terms of playoff seeding. However, the Mercury are an experienced squad and need to build some positive vibes in these last couple games if they're going to do anything in the postseason. If the Mercury can't defend home court here against another bottom playoff team, there's no hope for them moving forward. I'll take my chances and lay the bucket.