Mercury vs Lynx Prediction: Minnesota Lynx is predicted to win their upcoming game against the Phoenix Mercury as per the latest prediction.
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.
Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction
|Minnesota Lynx||Phoenix Mercury||Predicted Winner|
|Smarkets||Odd: 1.49||Odds: 2.28||Lynx|
Mercury vs Lynx Prediction: 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.
Lynx vs Mercury Prediction: Head-to-head: (Last 3 years)
Matches: 9: Lynx: 7 Mercury: 2
Last Meeting: Lynx won against Mercury by a margin of 118-107 on July 13th, 2022.
Mercury vs Lynx Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Moriah Jefferson has to step up big time given her wide experience, for the team to get across the line. She has averaged 9.3 points and 1.2 steals in her career.
Sylvia Fowles’ consistency is unmatched in the squad as she gave away 14 points and 7 rebounds against Sky. Aerial Powers who will be the shooting guard has averaged 13.8 points in every outing and has a three-point conversion of 31.3.
Kayla McBride who plays as the guard is extremely good in defense with 1.7 turnovers and 2.9 rebounds on an average in 18 games this season.
Shey Peddy is an important forward for the side with the uncanny ability to turn around the game. She amassed 13 points and 2 assists in her last game.
Sophie Cunningham came up with the goods as she pitched in with 23 points and 5 rebounds against Liberty. Diana Taurasi who will be the shooting guard has averaged 19.2 points in every outing and has been a consistent performer for the side this season.
Diamond DeShields who plays as the forward has a field goal percentage of 40.1 and a free-throw percentage of 73.8 besides 2.2 assists.
Mercury vs Lynx Prediction: Predicted Winner
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.