Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 8/10/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Phoenix Mercury (14-19) host the Minnesota Lynx (13-20) at Footprint Center on Wednesday.
The Minnesota Lynx faced the Minnesota Lynx and notched a win by a score of 81-71 in their last game. Minnesota wrapped up the game with a 47.0% field goal percentage (31 out of 66) and converted 12 out of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Lynx converted 7 of their 7 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they earned 33 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 26 assists in this game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In the matter of the defense, Minnesota allowed 39.1% from the floor on 25 of 64 shooting. Minnesota doled out 9 assists and had 6 steals in this contest. In addition, Minnesota pulled down 32 boards (9 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 1 block. Minnesota finished 70.0% from the charity stripe by converting 14 of their 20 tries. They converted 7 out of their 22 attempts from 3-point range.
Moriah Jefferson is one player who was a factor in this matchup. She walked away with 18 points on 7 of 11 shooting. She played 29 mins and grabbed 4 boards. Jefferson ended up going 63.6% from the floor and dished out 6 dimes.
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Minnesota comes into this game with a win-loss record of 13-20 this year. They are losing possession via turnover 14.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 17.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Minnesota is pulling in 37.2 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 691 assists this year, which has them ranked 3rd in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Lynx are hitting 34.8% on three-point shots (225 of 646) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 82.7 pts per contest (4th in the WNBA) while connecting on 45.2% from the field. On the defensive end, the Lynx are forcing their opponents into 11.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.9 personal fouls. The Lynx defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.4% (382 of 590) and they surrender 32.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 11th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 702 conceded for the season. They concede 34.4% from beyond the arc while they are 8th in basketball in points per game allowed (83.6).
The last time they took the court, the Phoenix Mercury took home the win by a final score of 76-62 when they played the Phoenix Mercury. The Mercury were able to pull down 31 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 40 in this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while recording 4 steals in this contest. The Mercury were called for 23 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Mercury to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They were able to bury 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 87.5%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Phoenix made 8 out of 27 attempts (29.6%). Overall, the Mercury finished the game shooting 27 for 72 from the floor which had them shooting 37.5%. The Mercury permitted the Mercury to make 21 out of their 68 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 30.9% in the matchup. They finished 21.9% from beyond the perimeter by going 7 of 32 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 16 at the charity stripe (81.3%). In regard to how they rebounded, Phoenix permitted Phoenix to snag 35 overall (7 offensive).
Shey Peddy ended up being a factor for the Mercury in this matchup. She converted 7 of 17 in the game for a field goal percentage of 41.2%, and totaled 7 rebounds. Peddy had 20 points in her 35 mins on the court and had 3 assists for the game.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 14-19 this season. Phoenix has earned 2,690 points for the season (81.5 per game) and they grab 31.4 rebounds per game. The Mercury are responsible for committing 20.2 fouls per game and they hit 81.4% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Mercury are shooting 42.6% from the floor, which is ranked 10th in the WNBA. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 19.1 times per game (9th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per game. The Mercury are ranked 10th in the WNBA in points allowed per contest with 84.4. They allow 20.5 dimes and 37.7 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 7th and 12th in basketball. The Phoenix defense concedes 36.3% on shots from distance (274 of 755) and opponents are knocking down 78.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.0% from the field (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Phoenix
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