Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 22, 2024

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Jun 22, 2024 8:11 AM
The Minnesota Lynx, riding a six-game home winning streak, look to extend their dominance at the Target Center as they host the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 8:00 PM. The Lynx, currently sitting atop the Western Conference with a 12-3 record, will face a Mercury team that's struggled on the road, holding a 2-5 away record. With the series tied 1-1, this matchup promises to be an exciting clash between two Western Conference contenders.
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Mercury vs Lynx statistics

Stat Mercury Lynx
Streak W2 W5
Last Ten Games 5-5 8-2
Points Per Game 83.3 85.3
Rebounds Per Game 34.1 34.5
Assists Per Game 20.2 24.4
Blocks Per Game 5.0 5.6
Steals Per Game 7.2 9.9
Field Goal % 42.8 45.5
Three Point % 34.3 40.0
Points Against 85.6 74.7

Minnesota Lynx recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/19/24 vs Atlanta Dream W 68-55
6/17/24 vs Dallas Wings W 90-78
6/14/24 vs Los Angeles Sparks W 81-76
6/11/24 @ Las Vegas Aces W 100-86
6/9/24 vs Seattle Storm W 83-64

Phoenix Mercury recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/18/24 vs New York Liberty W 99-93
6/16/24 vs Seattle Storm W 87-78
6/13/24 vs Las Vegas Aces L 103-99
6/9/24 @ Dallas Wings W 97-90 2OT
6/7/24 vs Minnesota Lynx W 81-80

Mercury vs Lynx predictions

When the Phoenix Mercury hit the court, all eyes are likely to be on Kahleah Copper, who has been lighting up the scoreboard with an impressive 23.5 points per game. Given her current momentum and clear scoring prowess, it wouldn't be surprising to see her have another standout game against the Lynx. Additionally, Natasha Cloud, dishing out an average of 7.3 assists per game, could be pivotal in setting up plays and maintaining the energy for Phoenix. Her ball distribution skills will definitely be crucial if the Mercury aim to challenge the strong Lynx at their home turf.

Switching gears to the Minnesota Lynx, Napheesa Collier seems ready to continue her dominant run, averaging 20.7 points and pulling down over 10 rebounds per game. Her ability to control both ends of the court makes her an indispensable asset for the Lynx. Alongside her, Courtney Williams, who is known for her creative playmaking, contributing 5.6 assists per game, will likely play a key role in penetrating the Mercury’s defense. Their combined efforts could very well dictate the pace and control of the game, making it an uphill battle for the visitors.

Considering the form and the firepower of both teams, the Lynx, with their impressive record at home and a lineup that's clicking on all cylinders, seem to have the upper hand heading into this matchup. While the Mercury have the talent to make things interesting, especially with leaders like Copper and Cloud, the Lynx’s consistency and robust team dynamics at the Target Center might just edge them closer to securing their seventh straight home win. Buckle up, it’s going to be a thrilling showdown, with the scales tipped slightly in favor of Minnesota.

Minnesota Lynx injuries

  • Diamond Miller (F): Out

Phoenix Mercury injuries

  • Sug Sutton (G): Out

Mercury vs Lynx game info

Venue Target Center
Location Minneapolis, MN
Tip-off Sat 8:00 PM
TV NBA TV

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