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Indiana Fever vs. Minnesota Lynx 5/10/22 WNBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Minnesota Lynx vs Indiana Fever
May 10, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Fever +4 // Total: 157
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The Indiana Fever and Minnesota Lynx face off on Tuesday in a WNBA showdown at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. When these two teams faced off in September 2021 it was the Lynx that won 92-73. 

It looks like it could be a long season for the Minnesota Lynx with so many key players out, and coming into this game, they sit with an 0-2 record. In the first game of the season, the Lynx lost to the Seattle Storm 97-74 and in the last game against the Washington Mystics they lost 79-66. They outscored the Mystics 21-10 in the 4th quarter, and still lost by 11 points. Sylvia Fowles is the star of this team and in the last game, he finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. The biggest issue for this team with the Lynx is how many key players are out for this team. Kayla McBride is suspended, and Naphessia Collier had a baby and will be missing part of the season. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Indiana Fever who have also started with an 0-2 record. In the first game, the Washington Mystics defeated the Fever 84-70, and in the last game against the Los Angeles Sparks, they lost 87-77. The Fever’s offense hasn’t been awful, but with how bad the defense is, it hasn’t been good enough. In the first game, there wasn’t enough offensive success around Kelsey Mitchell. In the second game, the offense looked a little better, and Destanni Henderson was the top player scoring 19 points. In this game, if Indiana wants to get the job done they are going to need the defense to be good. 

The Lynx are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games as a favorite and 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Fever are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 Tuesday games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 6-2 in Lynx last 8 overall. The over is 6-1 in Fever last 7 overall. The Lynx are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Lynx have looked bad the first two games, but they are still a much more talented team than the Fever. Look for the players around Fowles to step up for the Lynx, like Odyssey Sims, who is looking more healthy. The Fever gave up 87 points in the last game, and the Lynx will take advantage. Back the Lynx against the spread.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:
Minnesota Lynx -4

Shane Mickle

I have been following sports for as long as I can remember and started writing about them back in high school. My favorite sports include MLB, NBA, NFL, CFB, CBB, and the UFC. Follow me on Twitter at @shanemickle

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