Phoenix Mercury vs. Connecticut Sun - 8/27/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Connecticut Sun (12-15) vs. Phoenix Mercury (16-11)
WNBA Basketball: Thursday August 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line: Connecticut Sun +6.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, WCTX
The Phoenix Mercury and Connecticut Sun square off Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after losing four of their last six games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 39.9 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 16.7 points and six rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 15 points and 8.5 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Currie is dishing 1.6 assists. The Phoenix Mercury have scored less than 70 points in four of their last six games and are 1-7 SU when that’s the case this season. The Mercury are 5-7 SU on the road and have lost three of their last five. This begins a three-game road trip for Phoenix.
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The Connecticut Sun need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 76.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kelsey Bone is averaging 14 points and 6.2 rebounds while Shekinna Stricklen is averaging 8.4 points and 1.9 rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is dishing 3.8 assists and Camille Little is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun have allowed 84 or more points in five of their last seven games and are 0-10 SU when allowing 80 or more points this season. The Sun are 7-7 SU on their home court and have won four of their last six. The Sun are in trouble with Alex Bentley and Alyssa Thomas on the injury list.
The Mercury are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Sun are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mercury are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Connecticut and the over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The Mercury are in a bit of a slump and the Sun are playing like crap and are banged up. I don't like the chalk, which is why I'm siding with the over in this spot. The Mercury are going to get their shots with the way the Sun are playing defense, and Connecticut will help finish get us over the line.