Never one to jump the gun, I will say that watching the Minnesota Lynx pull away from the New York Liberty in a 90-71 victory, all while hitting the over, made me feel like I’m on a very small heater. All five Lynx starters hit double figures in the scoring column, and the team as a whole shot a stellar 46% from the field. The Liberty got great production from Sugar Rodgers and Brittany Boyd; unfortunately, the latter is likely lost for the season with an Achilles injury. 4-0 now in the last two days, let’s see if the good fortune can continue today with three games of varying intrigue.
Phoenix Mercury (-9.5, -110)
San Antonio Stars (+9.5, -110)
Now THAT is the Mercury team we all know well. After a lackluster opening day, Brittney Griner and company beat the breaks off of the rebuilding Indiana Fever in a game that wasn’t even as close as the final score of 85-62 indicates. Now, I don’t know if this team is that good quite yet, but I know they aren’t nearly as bad as their first game suggested, so I’m interested to watch this team settle into a groove. For the Stars, they are still awaiting the first appearance of 2017 overall number one pick Kelsey Plum, Moriah Jefferson and Kayla McBride. (Stars coach Vickie Johnson told The Summitt all three will be out for this one.) While 34-year-old Monique Currie has been turning back the clock, leading the WNBA in points per game, the Stars just don’t have enough to compete. Also worth noting: Diana Taurasi is just five three-point baskets away from setting the all-time record for three-pointer made in a career. Give me the Mercury and give me the over.