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Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury 6/23/22 WNBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx
June 23, 2022 8:00 pm EDT

The Minneosta Lynx and Phoenix Mercury face off on Thursday in a WNBA showdown at Target Center. These two teams faced off on Tuesday, and it was the Lynx that secured the 84-71 victory. 

The Lynx come into this game with a 4-13 record overall, but as of late they have at least looked competitive. The Lynx have lost three of their last four games, but the three losses were by four points or fewer. Too often, the Lynx have been leading heading into the 4th quarter, but they have blown a ton of leads. In the last game, the Lynx were down 22-11, but they played a lot better in the last three quarters to secure the victory. The Lynx are averaging 78.8 points, while their defense is giving up 84.1 points per game. Sylvia Fowles has been the top player for the Lynx, but she is still dealing with a knee injury, and it’s unclear if she will be able to go in this game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Mercury, who sit with a 6-11 record overall, and they have lost two games in a row. Two games ago against the Dallas Wings, the defense gave up 93 points and that led to the defeat. The Mercury are averaging 81.5 points, while their defense is giving up 86.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 6th in the league, while their defense is ranked 10th. Skylar Diggins-Smith has been the top player for Phoenix, averaging 18.7 points while shooting 45.9 percent from the field. 

The Lynx covered the spread on Tuesday, and they are going to have no issue running up the score in this game. The Mercury scored only 71 points on, they are going to have an issue getting over that number here. Look for the Lynx to have no issue getting the job done here. Back the Lynx against the spread. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Lynx ATS

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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