|Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm Prediction: Seattle Storm is predicted to win tonight’s game against the Minnesota Lynx as per the latest prediction.|
The WNBA has reached an interesting phase where the leaders are slowly separating themselves from the rest of the field while the mid-field battle is closer than ever. In one such clash, the bottom-placed Minnesota Lynx is set to pose a feeble challenge to Seattle Storm in a Western Conference clash.
The Lynx have been abysmal and inconsistent whereas Storm has done a tidy job. Despite all the odds and predictions clearly pointing toward the Seattle-based franchise, the Storm might just spring a surprise on Tuesday night.
Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm Prediction
Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm Prediction: Recent Form
The Minnesota Lynx are having a nightmarish season in the Western conference after they have hit rock bottom in the first 13 games of the season. They are not only having the worst win percentage across the two conferences but have a huge gap to the next team on the table.
Looking at the current standings, they have a win percentage of 21.4% besides a home record of 1-5 and an away record of 2-6. In their last game against Fever, they failed to capitalize on the advantage as they succumbed in the last few minutes.
On the contrary, the Seattle Storm are sailing along smoothly and are one of the top contenders to win the championship this season. Even though they have a strong home record, their away record of 2-2 suggests that they have struggled quite a bit outside their territory.
In the last 3 outings, they have registered three victories against Dream and Wings with two of those fixtures away from home. This means that the Seattle side would be looking to continue that against Lynx, to close the gap to the Aces.
Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm Prediction: Head-to-head
Matches: 31: Lynx: 15 Storm: 11 Draws: 5
Last Meeting: Storm won 97-74 against Storm on 7th May 2022.
Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm Prediction: Players to watch
Damiris Dantas who has played at the center position needs to up her game by some measure for her team do well. She managed just 2 points in her last outing.
Moriah Jefferson who is the shooting guard has 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals while the point guard Aerial Powers needs to do better than 13.1 points per game this season.
Bridge Carleton brings the power and versatility to the center with a free throw percentage of 88.9% and a field goal percentage of 42.1% in 76 games.
Egi Magbegor who plays at the center position gave away 13 points in 33 minutes besides 2 important assists.
Briann January’s performance will be the decisive factor as she has averaged just 4.7 points per game this season after a poor outing against the Wings.
Jewell Lloyd who will be the shooting guard has averaged 18.4 points in every outing and has to be consistent in the coming games for the side to succeed.
Breanna Stewart who plays as the forward was one of the stars with 25 points and 4 assists against the Wings.
Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm Prediction: Predicted Winner
The battle between Lynx and Storm is looking like a one-sided battle with the away team carrying a significant advantage whereas the Minnesota-based club is scrambling to get back to winning ways. According to FiveThirtyEight, Lynx has a meek chance of 9% to go past the regular season while Storm is almost certain to play the playoffs.
Looking at the outright predictions by Oddschecker, Seattle based side is the 4th favorite to lift the WNBA championship with odds of 6/1 while the away side is the 11th best team with outside odds of 150/1. On the other hand, the Covers have given sizeable chance to the Storm to win the 2022 WNBA.