Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Can the Mercury bounce back?

Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Can the Mercury bounce back?

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

It is a battle between two sides that have dominated in WNBA history. The Minnesota Lynx and the Phoenix Mercury share 7 titles together. However, the current season has been a nightmarish one for both teams. It will be their second meeting in 2 days when Minnesota hosts Phoenix for their next WNBA fixture tonight.

The Lynx ended their 5-game losing streak by securing a win against the Mercury last Tuesday. It was a complete team effort from them. Kayla McBride and Moriah Jefferson were the key contributors as they added 30 points and 12 assists together. The Lynx will look to repeat the same tactics tonight in their home arena of the Target Center.

The Phoenix Mercury needs to improve their shooting as it dipped to 39.7% in the last game. Skylar Diggins-Smith was just brilliant as she scored 25 points with 6 assists. Diana Taurasi also played well as she added 15 points to her name with 4 rebounds and 3 assists. The Mercury will look to make a good comeback against the Lynx tonight.

Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Winning Probability

PlatformLynxMercuryPredicted Winner
FiveThirtyEight58%42%Lynx

Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Recent Form

The 4-time WNBA champions are having a very disappointing season so far. They are currently at 4-13 in the last position of the Western Conference. Minnesota won the last game against the Mercury after facing 5 consecutive defeats.

The story for the Phoenix Mercury is not much different. They are also struggling at 6-11 in the 5th position of the Western Conference. Phoenix has won 2 of the last 5 fixtures.

Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Team Stats

StatsMinnesota LynxPhoenix Mercury
Points Per Game78.881.5
Rebounds Per Game36.131.1
Assists Per Game19.919.2

Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Injuries

Minnesota Lynx: Napheesa Collier (Forward), Sylvia Fowles (Center)

Phoenix Mercury: Sophie Cunningham (Guard), Kia Nurse (Guard)

Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Head to Head

There have been 48 meetings between these two teams in the WNBA till now. The Minnesota Lynx has dominated as they won 36 of them, while the Phoenix Mercury won 12 games. If we talk about the last 5 matchups, 4 games were won by the Lynx and only 1 by the Mercury. The previous meeting took place last Tuesday. The Lynx won that clash with a score of 84-71.

Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Predicted Lineup

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

Phoenix Mercury: Guard- Diana Taurasi | Guard- Skylar Diggins-Smith | Forward- Diamond DeShields | Forward- Brianna Turner | Center- Tina Charles

Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Minnesota Lynx:

PlayerPositionPoints Per GameSteals Per GameTurnovers Per Game
Kayla McBrideGuard14.51.32.1
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameAssists Per GameSteals Per Game
Moriah JeffersonGuard12.95.51.2
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameSteals Per Game
Aerial PowersForward12.84.61.1

Phoenix Mercury:

PlayerPositionPoints Per GameAssists Per GameRebounds Per Game
Skylar Diggins-SmithGuard18.75.33.7
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameTurnovers Per Game
Tina CharlesCenter16.77.42.4
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameAssists Per GameTurnovers Per Game
Diana TaurasiGuard15.54.32.6

Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Winner 

With every loss in the upcoming games, both these teams will move closer to elimination. This is the reason why this game becomes all the more important. The Minnesota Lynx is having the momentum with them after a win in the last matchup and the next game will be played in their home arena tonight. They also have a very good head-to-head record with the visitors.

So, there are many odds in their favor. The Phoenix Mercury, on the other hand, will look to not repeat the same mistakes and give a solid reply to the Lynx. It is surely going to be a riveting contest. The predictions and betting platforms are favoring the Lynx over the Mercury for this fixture. 

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Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction

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