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Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx Predictions, Head to Head, Betting Odds, Best Picks, Predicted Line-ups, Match Preview: WNBA

On Wednesday night Minnesota Lynx will take on Phoenix Mercury at Footprint Center.

It will be Phoenix Mercury who will be playing host to Minnesota Lynx. The last time the two teams met Minnesota Lynx defeated the Phoenix Mercury.

Both Lynx and Mercury are struggling and they are unlikely to qualify for the playoffs. Currently, Minnesota Lynx is 5th in the Western Conference. They are coming off a win in their last game against the Atlanta Dream. They defeated the Dream in a home game by a score difference of 81-71.

Phoenix Mercury on the other hand is 4th in the Western Conference. They defeated New York Liberty in their last game by 76-62 score difference.

Both teams will be looking forward to continuing their winning streak. However, as a host, Phoenix Mercury will be starting as home favorites in this game.

Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx: Odds

PlatformMercuryLynxPredicted Winner
FiveThirtyEight55%45%Mercury
The Mercury have marginal odds to win the match.

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Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx: Recent Form

The Minnesota Lynx didn’t get a pleasant getaway in the first two months of their WNBA campaign as they are trying to claw their way back into the championship. They are currently sitting in the last position, closing the gap to Mercury.

Their ascent has been furthered by their recent victories against Las Vegas Aces and Chicago Sky respectively. They have a home record of 5-7 and an away record of 3-8 which needs rapid improvement for them to play post-season games.

The Phoenix Mercury who was expected to perform extremely well has been below par in all aspects so far. On top of that, they have been the victims of close shaves with their opponents ending up on the right of the results.

This meant that they have currently settled in 5th position having played 24 games and won 10 of them in the process. Despite having a strong record at home, their away record of 4-10 needs a massive improvement for them to go deep.

Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx: Head to Head

Matches: 9: Lynx: 7 Mercury: 2

Last Meeting: Lynx won against Mercury by a margin of 118-107 on July 13th, 2022.

Lynx vs Mercury in a match previously.
Lynx vs Mercury in a match previously.

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Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx: Best Picks

Kayla McBride

The 30 year old 3x WNBA All-Star shooting guard is definitely a top pic for Thursday’s game. She’s one of the most lethal shooters in the league from beyond the arc, featuring a beyond the arc shooting gameplay style.

Kayla McBride during a game.
Kayla McBride during a game.

This season she is averaging a decent 13.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

Sylvia Fowles

The Lynx’ Center Sylvia Fowles is a highly awarded veteran in WNBA. She’s the 4x Defensive Player of the Year, 8x WNBA All-Star, and 2x WNBA Champion. She is an excellent defender and aces at rebounds. Paired with a high stamina and deep hookes, she’s basically unstoppable on the court. 

Sylvia Fowles at the free throw line during a game.
Sylvia Fowles at the free throw line during a game.

This season, she has averaged 15 points per game, with a whopping 9.8 rebounds.

Tina Charles

The 2012 WNBA MVP has been incredible this season. With her 3-pt prowess and superior rebounding skills, she is the best offensive and defensive package in a player. This center has a tendency to draw fouls AND score and shoot 3s as if they are nothing.

Tina Charles during a game.
Tina Charles during a game.

Charles averages 15.4 points, 7.3 rebounds with a 3-pt field goal percentage of 36.4%.

Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx: Possible Lineup

Phoenix Mercury: GuardSkylar DigginsSmith | Center Tina Charles | Power ForwardBrianna Turner | Shooting Guard Diana Taurasi | Small Forward Diamond DeShields

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

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Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx: Prediction

Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx did not have a season that they could boast about. Both the teams are unlikely to make for the playoffs. However, in tonight’s game when Phoenix Mercury hosts Minnesota Lynx they will be starting as favorites.

Looking at the form of both the teams this season, both the teams have had a similar form with Phoenix Mercury winning 1 game more than Minnesota Lynx. The two teams have come face-to-face thrice this season and in all three games, Lynx defeated the Phoenix Mercury.

Considering the form of both the teams and also considering the head-to-head stats, we predict a win for the Lynx in tonight’s game. The prediction and betting platform also predicts a win for the visitors, Minnesota Lynx.


Varun Sharma
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Varun is a huge NBA and F1 fanatic, which is also the reason why he is here. Pursuing a career in cloud computing and DevOps, he's always keen and eager to learn new things.
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