Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury. - 8/21/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury.   - 8/21/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx

WNBA Basketball: Friday, August 21st at 10:00 PM ET

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The Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury face off in their 12th game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy on Friday.. 

The Minnesota Lynx are dealing with injuries but they are still having success right now winning two games in a row. Each of the last two games the offense has been elite for the Lynx putting up at least 91 points. With the injuries for the Lynx, they are needing to use a balanced attack and in the last game they had four players who put up at least 10 points. Crystal Dangerfield was the best player for the Lynx putting up 21 points, six assists, and two rebounds. Napheesa Collier was also strong for the team putting up 18 points and six rebounds. 

On the season the Lynx are averaging 81.3 points while shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 37 percent from the floor. The Lynx are giving up 75.9 points while shooting 42.3 percent from the field. Collier has been the best player for the Lynx averaging 15.8 points while shooting 50 percent from the field. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Phoenix Mercury who have had some success inside the bubble but coming into this game they have lost two games in a row. In the last game the Mercury’s offense struggled scoring only 74 points against the Los Angeles Sparks. On the season the Mercury are averaging 86.7 points while giving up 85.6 points per game. The Mercury are shooting 46.4 percent from the field while letting opponents shoot 44.5 percent from the field. 

The Mercury’s best has been Brittney Griner who is averaging 17.7 points while shooting 49.7 percent from the field. Diana Taurasi has also found a lot of success averaging 16.8 points while shooting 40.4 percent from the field. 

The Lynx have confidence right now and they are going to get the job done in this game. Look for the Lynx’s offense to run up the score and they will have no issue winning this game and covering the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Minnesota Lynx ATS

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