Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury - 6/19/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury (2-2) vs. Connecticut Sun (4-1)
WNBA Basketball: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Connecticut Sun +4 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access
The Connecticut Sun and Phoenix Mercury square off Friday night at the US Airways Center.
The Connecticut Sun look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 74.2 points on 42 percent shooting and are allowing 66 points on 37.9 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 14 points and 1.8 assists while Kelsey Bone is averaging 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds. Alyssa Thomas is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Jasmine Thomas is dishing 3.6 assists. The Connecticut Sun have four double-digit scorers and are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc. The Sun have also allowed 65 or less points in their last three games. A team that wasn’t expected to do much this season has been the biggest surprise early on in this WNBA season.
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The Phoenix Mercury could be a game above .500 with a victory here. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 72 points on 37.3 percent shooting and are allowing 70.5 points on 39.9 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 19.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while Candice Dupree is averaging 15.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is dishing 3.3 assists and Monique Currie is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury also have four double-digit scorers, but they’re shooting just 31.5 percent from downtown. The Phoenix Mercury have scored 74 or more points in three of their four games and have not lost at home this season. The downside is there’s little depth without Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi.
The Sun are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mercury are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Sun are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix.
The Mercury have been mighty inconsistent out of the gate, while the Sun have been great on both sides of the ball. Until Connecticut starts to show weakness, I'll gladly take the hotter team and the free points.