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Lynx vs Mercury Betting Pick
This game will be played at Footprint Center at 10:00 PM ET on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.
The Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx are both fighting for the final two spots in the WNBA playoffs. They face one another on Wednesday night, in a game that could go a long way in deciding which team has the inside track to get to the postseason. In our WNBA picks for Wednesday, we look at Lynx vs Mercury in a huge game late in the WNBA regular season.
Why Bet The Mercury:
✅ Diana Taurasi is out for the rest of the regular season for the Mercury with a quad strain. But Skylar Diggins-Smith is set to return for the Mercury in this game. She missed the team’s last contest in health and safety protocols. With her back and paired with Diamond DeShields, the Mercury will be better off than people realize in their backcourt even with Taurasi out.
✅ The Lynx have an injury concern of their own coming into this game, with Aerial Powers set to miss this contest. Powers had emerged as one of the most explosive scorers in the league right around the All-Star break, and her absence will be a painful one for the Lynx here.
✅ Despite their losing record this season, the Phoenix Mercury have been very good on their home floor. Phoenix is 10-5 at home this season, and have won seven out of their last eight at home. That includes wins over the Seattle Storm and Washington Mystics. Expect the Mercury to continue rolling on their home floor here.
The Minnesota Lynx come into Wednesday’s WNBA action a half-game behind the Atlanta Dream for the final playoff spot in the league. Minnesota has fought hard to overcome an abysmal start to the season, with the presence of Sylvia Fowles making a huge difference in the second half of the season. Here, the Lynx will look to utilize their advantage on the interior to defeat the Mercury and help their playoff chances.
In addition to Fowles’ presence for the Lynx, the return of Napheesa Collier could be huge in the season’s final week. Collier was out until Sunday for the Lynx after having a child. Her return to the lineup for the Lynx gives them another capable big, who can also stretch the floor and give defenses headaches all over the floor. If Collier can jump right in and play well, the Lynx could make the playoffs after all.
The Phoenix Mercury are set to be without Diana Taurasi for the rest of the regular season. Her quad strain is going to be rested, in hopes that she is able to take the floor for the Mercury in the postseason. But to get to the postseason, the Mercury will have to continue winning games such as this one to avoid falling out of the top-eight.
In this game, the guard play and perimeter shooting of the Mercury is their major path to victory. While the Lynx have the advantage on the interior, the combination of Skylar Diggins-Smith, Sophie Cunningham and Diamond DeShields may be too much for the Lynx to have to guard on the outside. If the Mercury can offset the interior advantage of the Lynx with their guards, they could easily win as a home underdog on Wednesday night.