Lynx vs Mercury Picks and Prediction – 7/2/2023

By: Cameron Ross |

Last Updated: 06/30/2023 at 9:33 PM ET

Minnesota Lynx at Phoenix Mercury 7/1/23 - WNBA Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 7/2/2023, 2:00 AM UTC

The Minnesota Lynx end a two game homestand Saturday night with a game in Phoenix, AZ against the Phoenix Mercury. Minnesota is 3 games below .500 on the year after winning two of the last three following an 11 point victory over Seattle in their last game. Offensively Minnesota had one of their best games of the year against Seattle pouring in 104 points on 53.2% shooting and 40% from beyond the arc. Defensively Minnesota did just enough allowing just 93 points including nineteen in the fourth quarter a Seattle shot 45.9% from the floor in the game.

Napheesa Collier had an offensive explosion for Minnesota with 33 points and 10 rebounds on 21 shots and 34 minutes of action. Damond Miller and Kayla McBride both poured in 18 points each, while Lindsay Allen chipped in 11 points and nine assists for Minnesota. The Minnesota bench combined to score 14 total points across three players.

The Phoenix Mercury stay at home Saturday with just three wins through 14 games played following a 22 point victory over Indiana to end a six game losing streak. Offensively this season Phoenix has been abysmal averaging just 76.6 points per game on 44. 5% shooting from the floor. Defensively Phoenix has been obliterated allowing 85.8 points per game, while pulling in just 29 rebounds.

Brittney Griner is the only real weapon in the Phoenix offense leading the team averaging 19.5 points per game and 6.2 rebounds. Diana Taurasi is second on the team averaging 14.4 points, while Sophie Cunningham averages 12.5 points. Sug Sutton leads Phoenix with 5.4 assists per game and has scored 10.5 points across 14 games played.

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This will be the second time this season these two teams have matched up as Phoenix pulled off the win in game one. Look for Minnesota to come in Saturday and overwhelm a struggling Mercury team. Minnesota will do enough on the road Saturday to get the win. Take Minnesota to do enough to get the win and cover against a struggling Phoenix team. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Lynx win and cover 85-71.

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