[5:00 PM] Lynx @ Mercury

Who will WIN this matchup?

Minnesota Lynx (28-6)

Phoenix Mercury (16-18)


Current odds:

Minnesota Lynx: (-141)

Phoenix Mercury: (+120)


The line for this game is Lynx by 2.5 points.

The Lynx, who won WNBA titles in 2011, 2013 and 2015, can advance to the finals for the fifth time in six years. They have an opportunity to join the defunct Houston Comets as the only teams in league history to win four championships.

Eighth-seeded Phoenix will try to stave off elimination against a Minnesota team that went 13-4 on the road during the regular season. The Mercury is trying to win its second championship in three years and its fourth since 2007.

Phoenix was on a roll before running into Minnesota. The Mercury had won four in a row and five of six, including road wins over the fifth-seeded Indiana Fever and the third-seeded New York Liberty in the first two rounds of the playoffs.

Minnesota, which went 28-6 during the regular season and swept the season series against Phoenix, has proven to be a much more daunting opponent.

Maya Moore scored 31 points in the first game and 26 points in the second. After making 12 of 19 field goal attempts in Game 1, she was held to 6-of-18 shooting in Game 2.

StreakSmarts Pick: Minnesota Lynx

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick