Minnesota Lynx at Phoenix Mercury 8/10/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction

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The Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Footprint Center. The Minnesota Lynx look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 83.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 84.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 15.4 points and 9.9 rebounds, while Aerial Powers is averaging 14.2 points and 3.1 assists. Kayla McBride is the third double-digit scorer and Moriah Jefferson is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game.

The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 82.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 85.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 19.8 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Tina Charles is averaging 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Diana Taurasi is the third double-digit scorer and Diamond DeShields is dishing 2 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game.

The Lynx are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Mercury are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The over is 29-14 in Lynx last 43 road games. The under is 4-0 in Mercury last 4 overall. The Lynx are 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Phoenix and 36-15-2 ATS in the last 53 meetings.

The Minnesota Lynx are going to get the benefit of the doubt here because the Mercury are struggling, and they'll now be without Diana Taurasi for the remainder of the regular season. With that said, the Phoenix Mercury are still an experienced and talented team that knows what it takes to grind out wins this time of year. Let's not act like the Lynx are lighting the world on fire. Both teams are hit or miss. This is pretty much a playoff game, given how tight the standings are. I'll take a stab with the Mercury at home and the free points.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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