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Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx 8/10/22 WNBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Minnesota Lynx v.s Phoenix Mercury
August 10, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Mercury +3.5
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The Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx face off on Wednesday in a WNBA showdown at the Footprint Center. When these two teams faced off on July 12th it was the Lynx that won 118-107 in overtime. 

The Lynx come into this game with a 13-20 record overall, and they are coming off a win against the Atlanta Dream. The offense outscored the Dream 21-14 in the 4th quarter and that was enough to win 81-71. The Lynx are averaging 82.7 points, while their defense is giving up 83.6 points per game. The Lynx offense is ranked 4th, while their defense is ranked 8th in the league. Sylvia Fowles has been the top player for the Lynx, averaging 14.6 points while shooting 63.4 percent from the field. Aerial Powers has been good also averaging 14.1 points while shooting 38.1 percent from the field and 30.4 percent from behind the three-point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Mercury, who sit with a 14-19 record overall, and they are coming off a big victory in the last game. The defense only gave up 62 points to the Liberty, and that led to the 14-point victory. The Mercury are averaging 81.5 points, while their defense is giving up 84.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 6th in the league, while their defense is ranked 10th in the league. Skylar Diggins-Smith has been the top player for the Mercury, averaging 19.7 points while shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from behind the three-point line. Diana Taurasi is dealing with a quad injury and is out for the rest of the regular season. 

The Lynx have had the Mercury’s number this season, and they are going to find success again here. Not having Taurasi is a big loss for this team, and that is going to be the difference as Minnesota gets the job done. Look for the Lynx to get over their season average of 82.7 points. Back the Lynx against the spread. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:
Lynx -3.5
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