. WNBA Playoff Semifinals Shift To Phoenix For Game 3 As Mercury Look To Upset Las Vegas Aces

WNBA Playoff Semifinals Shift To Phoenix For Game 3 As Mercury Look To Upset Las Vegas Aces

Written By C.J. Pierre on October 2, 2021Last Updated on January 30, 2023
WNBA Playoff Semis Mercury Aces

In the finals of the 2021 WNBA playoffs, the Phoenix Mercury have changed the tables on the Las Vegas Aces.

The Mercury came out firing in Game 2, knocking the Aces off their home ground in a 117-91 defeatdown after coming up short 96-90 in the series opener.

The series then moves to Phoenix. To qualify for the WNBA Finals, The Mercury needs two more victories. Additionally, they have two chances to perform in front of their hometown supporters.

The possibilities for Game 3 are essentially a toss-up at casinos in Arizona. However, the Mercury are a little losers. It could really go either way with two brilliant teams and the line tied 1 – 1.

Arizona betting conflict for Mercury in the WNBA finals Game 3

For Thursday’s Game 2, the Mercury were 6.5-point underdogs. Yet the squad blew that number out of the water with a dominating performance.

Now, online sports betting apps in Arizona are expecting the Aces to rebound and play well on the road.

sports wagering service a stage multiply Over/under Moneyline
DraftKings Sportsbook Aces- 1.5 ( 110 ) in Las Vegas
Mercury + 1.5 ( 110 ) Phoenix
(- 110 / – 110 ) 171.5 Batters- 115 in Las Vegas
Arsenic- 105 Nova
Caesars Sportsbook Aces – 1 ( 110 ) in Las Vegas
Mercury + 1( 110 ) Phoenix
(- 110 / – 110 ) 171.5 N/A
FanDuel Sportsbook Aces in Las Vegas- 1.5 ( 105 )
Phoenix Mercury + 1.5 ( 11.5 )
(- 110 / – 110 ) 171.5 Cards- 118 in Las Vegas
Arsenic- 104 Nova
WynnBet Sportsbook Aces – 1 ( 115 ) in Las Vegas
Mercury + 1 ( 105 ) Phoenix
(- 110 / – 110 ) 171.5 N/A

The Mercury scored 117 positions in Game 2, their highest total of the campaign. The Big 3 of Phoenix & rsquo played a significant role throughout the entire game and will try to carry that momentum into upcoming crucial Game 3.

Can the Big 3 play a big role in Game 3 with Mercury & rsquo?

Diana Taurasi, a franchise player for the Mercury & rsquo, demonstrated that she was not done chasing another championship despite having shaky feet.

The White Mamba scored a career-high 37 positions in Game 2 of the playoffs. The 39-year-old has been dealing with a remaining knee wound but has scored eight three-pointers in his career. Due to her harm, she was unable to attend the last four matches of the regular season as well as the single-elimination first-round gameup against the New York Liberty.

The Big 3 made their presence felt all game long. Brittney Griner scored 25 points and also had seven rebounds and five assists. Skylar Diggins-Smith chipped in with 17 points and five assists. Together, Taurasi, Griner and Diggins-Smith assisted or scored on 101 of the team’s 117 total points.

With 68 first-half points on 76.5 % shooting from the floor, Phoenix set a WNBA playoff record. This is the second straight game that the Mercury has gotten off to a strong offensive begin. They may attempt to maintain this sharp-shooting in a different special home playoff setting.

The time has come to place a large gamble on the Mercury.

It appears that the Mercury did never do enough to persuade Arizona sports betting programs of their subject hopes despite a convincing victory on Thursday night. As of Friday, Phoenix has the fourth-best chances to earn the WNBA tournament, according to the majority of sportsbooks.

Team DraftKings Sportsbook Caesars Sportsbook FanDuel Sportsbook
Sun of Connecticut +120 +115 +110
Cards in Las Vegas +200 +200 +200
Sky in Chicago +550 +550 +500
Mercury Phoenix +650 +700 +700

This might be a delightful small chance if you enjoy the Mercury and are interested in sports wagering. Phoenix had the third-best odds to get it all before the semifinals even began. Therefore, it’s strange that despite putting on what is probably the most powerful performance of the playoffs, the oddsmakers haven’t changed their minds about the chances of winning for the team.

To put this in perspective, both this series and the matchup between the Sun of Connecticut and Sky in Chicago are tied at one win apiece. Put another way: All four teams remaining in the playoffs are five wins away from being crowned champion.

Mercury will host the next house postseason game away from home.

Due to a scheduling issue, the Mercury will once again play scribble in the home playoff game at the & nbsp, Footprint Center, away from the team & rsquo’s home court. The Desert Financial Arena at Arizona State University & rsquo will host Game 3.

A Disney On Ice performance has caused The Mercury to be kicked out of the Footprint Center. The venue hosted a concert last week to promote the team & rsquo’s first-round matchup with the New York Liberty to Grand Canyon University Arena.

However, Thursday & rsquo’s victory for Taurasi and the team ensures that Game 4 will be played in Phoenix. An exceptional double will take place during that game at the Footprint Center. After the Phoenix Suns host the Los Angeles Lakers in camp NBA action on October 6, the Mercury and Aces will tip-off.

(2) Cards in Las Vegas at (5) Mercury Phoenix – Game 3
1 – 1 Set Tied
Date: Sunday, Oct. 3
Time: noon MST
Location: Desert Financial Arena – Phoenix, Arizona
TV Coverage: ABC

AP / Darryl Webb photo
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CJ Pierre is a video journalist who now resides in Arizona’s Phoenix-Metro Area. For more than ten years, he has covered sports and news for both TV and online channels. He graduated from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, where he was born and raised. In addition to covering high school, college, and professional activities throughout his career, CJ has encounter as a writer and video. most somewhat after the soccer teams of North Dakota State University, Arizona Cardinals, and Phoenix Suns.

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