Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury Prediction, Odds and Game Preview – May 31

The Phoenix Mercury (3-4) aim to snap a three-game losing streak when visiting the Minnesota Lynx (4-2) on May 31, 2024 at Target Center.

Our computer predictions below will help you decide what are the best bets available for Friday’s game.

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Spread: Lynx (+6.5) to Cover

  • The DraftKings line for this game has the Lynx favored by 6.5, while the model predicts they’ll win by considerably more (13.5 points). Put your money on the Lynx.
  • The Lynx are 5-1-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Mercury have a 4-3-0 record against the spread this year.
  • Phoenix has a 3-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 6.5 points or more this season.

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Total: Over 164.5

  • The DraftKings total for this game, 164.5 points, and the model’s projected total, 165.0 points, are only 0.5 points apart.
  • Out of six games thus far this season, the Lynx have had three with more than 164.5 points scored, their current matchup’s total.
  • This season, four of Phoenix’s seven games have had a combined total of more than 164.5 points scored.
  • Lynx games have gone over the point total in three out of seven opportunities (42.9%).
  • In the Mercury’s seven games with a set total, three have hit the over (42.9%).

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Moneyline Winner: Lynx (-325)

  • Prediction: Lynx 89, Mercury 76
  • Minnesota has been listed as a moneyline favorite only one other time so far this season, and won.

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Lynx Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Lynx is Napheesa Collier, who averages 22.2 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.
  • Minnesota’s best passer is Courtney Williams, who averages 6.2 assists per game to go with her 11.8 PPG scoring average.
  • Kayla McBride leads the Lynx in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 3.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • The Minnesota steals leader is Collier, who averages 2.7 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Alanna Smith, who compiles 2.2 rejections per contest.

Lynx Injuries

Name Game Status Injury
Diamond Miller Out Knee

Mercury Leaders

  • Kahleah Copper sits at the top of the Mercury scoring leaderboard with 24.7 points per game. She also collects 4.9 rebounds and dishes out 2.6 assists per game.
  • Phoenix’s leader in rebounds is Natasha Mack with 7.0 per game, and its leader in assists is Natasha Cloud with 7.1 per game.
  • Diana Taurasi hits 3.1 three-pointers per game, the most on the Mercury.
  • Phoenix’s leader in steals is Cloud with 1.9 per game, and its leader in blocks is Mack with 2.3 per game.

Mercury Injuries

Name Game Status Injury
Brittney Griner Out Toe

All stats in this article refer to the 2024 regular season.

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