Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction 5/25/23 WNBA Picks

Randy ChambersMay 24, 2023
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The Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Footprint Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Minnesota Lynx Betting Preview

The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 71.5 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Napheesa Collier is averaging 18.5 points and 5 rebounds, while Kayla McBride is averaging 10 points and 2 assists. Diamond Miller is grabbing 4 rebounds and Tiffany Mitchell is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 27.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Mercury Betting Preview

The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 70 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 84.5 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 22.5 points and 8 rebounds, while Diana Taurasi is averaging 15.5 points and 4 rebounds. Sug Sutton is the third double-digit scorer and Moriah Jefferson is dishing 3 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 40.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.

Trends

The Lynx are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mercury are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Lynx last 10 overall. The over is 5-2 in Mercury last 7 Thursday games. The Lynx are 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings in Phoenix and 37-15-2 ATS in the last 54 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Minnesota Lynx have been sluggish offensively through 2 games, and they need to find another scorer to go with Collier and McBride. The Phoenix Mercury have had their disappointments as well. However, the Mercury are at home and their stars are playing well out of the gate, which is encouraging. Rust? Not with Brittney Griner, as she's been incredible through 2 games. Battle of two winless teams, I'll lay the bucket with the Mercury, as their top players are leading the way early.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Phoenix Mercury -2.5
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