Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 6/21/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Footprint Center is the venue where and the Phoenix Mercury (6-10) will play the Minnesota Lynx (3-13) on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Lynx faced the Las Vegas Aces and ended up losing by a score of 96-95 in their last game. Minnesota walked away from the contest having earned a 48.1% FG percentage (39 out of 81) and knocked down 11 of their 32 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Lynx converted 6 of 7 attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 45 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 26 dimes for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 2 steals. Concerning the defense, Minnesota allowed their opponent to shoot 44.9% from the floor on 35 of 78 shooting. Las Vegas dished out 7 assists and had 7 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Las Vegas grabbed 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Las Vegas walked away from this one shooting 85.0% at the charity stripe by making 17 of their 20 tries. They also made 9 out of their 25 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Kayla McBride is a player who was a contributor in this game. She notched 20 points on 9 of 15 shooting. She played 34 mins played and also pulled down 4 boards. McBride walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor and also totaled 3 dimes.
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Minnesota enters this game with a win-loss mark of 3-13 for the campaign. The Lynx are connecting on 31.0% on three-point attempts (93 of 300) and 76.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 78.4 points per game (9th in the league) while connecting on 43.0% from the field. They turn the ball over 14.5 times per contest and as a squad are committing 17.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Minnesota is snagging 36.1 boards per contest and has earned 314 assists this season, which is 6th in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Lynx have forced 12.0 turnovers per game while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 11th in the WNBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 349 surrendered this year. The Lynx are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.8% (192 of 290) and they relinquish 32.9 rebounds per game as a team. They are relinquishing 35.7% on 3-point attempts and they rank 9th in basketball in PPG allowed (84.9).
In their last game, the Phoenix Mercury took a defeat with a final score of 93-88 when they played the Dallas Wings. The Mercury collected 19 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 24 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Wings were called for 20 fouls in this game which took the Mercury to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to make 18 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 81.8%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Phoenix made 8 out of 22 tries (36.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Mercury finished 31 for 65 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.7%. The Mercury allowed the Wings to convert 33 of their 68 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.5% for the matchup. They shot 48.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 12 out of 25 and finished the contest at 15 of 19 from the charity stripe (78.9%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Phoenix permitted Dallas to pull down 31 in all (9 offensive).
Tina Charles was important for the Mercury for the game. She converted 11 of 21 in the game for a rate of 52.4%, and had 7 rebounds. Charles accumulated 29 points in her 33 minutes on the court and had 4 assists in this contest.
Phoenix has a mark of 6-10 so far this season. The Mercury have committed 19.8 personal fouls per contest while shooting 80.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 19.4 times per game (7th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per game. Phoenix has accumulated 1,314 points this year (82.1 per game) and they collect 31.0 boards per game. As an offense, the Mercury are connecting on 44.1% from the field, which has them ranked 5th in the league. The Mercury defensively are ranked 10th in the league in points allowed per contest with 86.3. The Phoenix defense allows 38.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (142 of 373) and their opponents are connecting on 79.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 20.4 assists and 35.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 8th and 8th in basketball. They are forcing 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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