Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury - 8/30/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx
Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 6:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -4 -- Over/Under: 165.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx meet Sunday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 86.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 85.1 points on 44 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 17.8 points and 4.3 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 17.7 points and 7.5 rebounds. Skylar Diggins-Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Bria Hartley is dishing 4.5 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Lynx look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 81.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Napheesa Collier is averaging 16 points and 3.2 assists while Crystal Dangerfield is averaging 15.2 points and 1.9 rebounds. Sylvia Fowles is the third double-digit scorer and Damiris Dantas is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game.
The Mercury are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lynx are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Lynx last 6 overall. The Mercury are 5-16-2 ATS in the last 23 meetings in Minnesota and 16-33-2 ATS in the last 51 meetings.
The Minnesota Lynx have been surprisingly consistent both SU and ATS this season and aren't a team you should be eager to bet against often. However, the Mercury are an extremely talented team that you should back in the underdog role more times than not. Few teams have the firepower to hang with the Mercury offensively, and they're fresh off a game where they scored 94 points. Give me the Mercury and free buckets.