Indiana Fever at Minnesota Lynx
September 12, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Minnesota Lynx and Indiana Fever face off on Sunday in a WNBA basketball showdown at Target Center. These two teams faced off on Friday and the Lynx came away with the 89-72 victory.
The Lynx were led by Ariel Powers and she finished with 20 points and four rebounds. The Fever were led by Tiffany Mitchell who had 16 points and four rebounds.
The Minnesota Lynx are playing some really good basketball right now and they currently sit with a 19-10 record overall which puts them in 4th place in the Western Conference. They have won six of their last seven games, and it’s been the offense that has been the difference as of late. In each of the last two wins, the Lynx have scored at least 89 points. The Lynx are averaging 82.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 78.9 points per game. Ariel Powers is healthy again and getting her back is a big boost for an offense that already very good.
On the other side of this matchup is the Indiana Fever who sit with a 6-22 record overall. Which puts them in last place in the Eastern Conference. The Fever are the worst team in baseball, and the biggest issue has been with their defense. Each of the last three games, Indiana has given up 86 points. On the season the Fever are averaging 74.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 84.3 points per game. Kelsey Mitchell has been the best player for Indiana averaging 16.7 points while shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 31.7 percent from behind the three-point line.
The Fever’s defense is a problem and it hurt them when these two teams faced off on Friday. The Minnesota Lynx are going to run up the score, and the Fever are going to have no answer. Back Minnesota to win this game and cover the spread.