Lynx vs Sun Prediction: Can the Lynx avoid another loss?

Lynx vs Sun Prediction: Can the Lynx avoid another loss?

Lynx vs Sun Prediction: The Connecticut Sun will start as favorites to win their upcoming game against the Minnesota Lynx as per the latest predictions.

It is expected to be another tough game for the Minnesota Lynx when they host the Connecticut Sun for the next WNBA fixture tonight. With the playoff chances already looking low, the Lynx needs a comprehensive effort to avoid another defeat. They got a crushing loss against the Mystics in the last game.

Kayla McBride and Aerial Powers were the only two players who managed to score in double digits. Minnesota needs to have a better 3-pointer success rate that looked very ordinary at 20.0%. A complete team effort will be required to give a tough fight to the Sun tonight.

The Connecticut Sun will look to strengthen its position in the points table by dominating the Lynx at the Target Center Arena. The Sun is looking strong as the #3 seed in the tournament. They are coming off a thumping win against the Liberty in the last matchup. It was a fantastic performance from Brionna Jones who scored 21 points with 8 rebounds. Alyssa Thomas also looked in great touch and gave a valuable contribution of 18 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 assists. The Sun would want to move one step closer to the playoffs with a win tonight.

Lynx vs Sun Prediction: Winning Probability

PlatformLynxSunPredicted Winner
SmarketsOdds: 2.04Odds: 1.58Sun

Lynx vs Sun Prediction: Recent Form

The Minnesota Lynx has failed to perform consistently well this season. They are currently at 10-17 in the last position of the Western Conference. Minnesota has won 3 of the last fixtures. They have maintained a home record of 6-8 so far. The Lynx will be hosting the Connecticut Sun after facing a 57-70 loss against the Washington Mystics in the last game.

The Connecticut Sun is having a superb season till now. They are currently at 17-9 in the second position of the Eastern Conference.  Connecticut has also got 3 wins from the last 5 games. In the away fixtures, they have been 8-5 as of now. The Sun will be meeting the Minnesota Lynx after giving an 82-63 defeat to the New York Liberty in the last matchup.

Lynx vs Sun Prediction: Team Stats

StatsMinnesota LynxConnecticut Sun
Points Per Game82.784.3
Rebounds Per Game38.236.6
Assists Per Game20.520.3

Lynx vs Sun Prediction: Injuries

Minnesota Lynx: Napheesa Collier (Forward)

Connecticut Sun: Jonquel Jones (Forward)

Lynx vs Sun Prediction: Head to Head

Both these teams have met 33 times in the WNBA. The Lynx is having an upper hand with 18 wins, while the Sun managed to win 15 of them. If we talk about the last 5 matchups, 3 games were won by Minnesota and 2 by Connecticut. The previous meeting took place in the last season on 19 August 2021. The Minnesota Lynx won that contest with a score of 82-71.

Lynx vs Sun Prediction: Previous Meeting Highlights

Lynx vs Sun Prediction: Possible Lineup

Minnesota Lynx: Guard- Moriah Jefferson | Guard- Kayla McBride | Forward- Aerial Powers | Forward- Damiris Dantas | Center- Sylvia Fowles

Connecticut Sun: Guard- Courtney Williams | Guard- Natisha Hiedeman | Forward- Alyssa Thomas | Forward- DeWana Bonner | Center– Jonquel Jones

Lynx vs Sun Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Minnesota Lynx:

PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameSteals Per Game
Sylvia FowlesCenter15.110.01.1
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameSteals Per GameTurnovers Per Game
Kayla McBrideGuard14.11.11.5
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameAssists Per Game
Aerial PowersForward14.15.13.0

Connecticut Sun:

PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameSteals Per Game
Brionna JonesCenter13.95.01.3
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameSteals Per Game
DeWanna BonnerForward13.44.31.2
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameAssists Per Game
Alyssa ThomasForward12.88.05.6

Lynx vs Sun Prediction: Winner

Although the Lynx is having a better H2H record, the Sun looks like a stronger side as per the current form. Minnesota desperately needs a win to stay alive in the playoffs race. On the other hand, Connecticut is marching towards the postseason. An away win against the Lynx will consolidate their position on the table. All the predictions and betting platforms are favoring the Sun for this matchup.

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