Connecticut Sun vs. Washington Mystics - 7/19/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Mystics (7-6) vs. Connecticut Sun (7-6)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday July 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Mystics -5.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, Monumental
The Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics meet Sunday night at the Verizon Center.
The Connecticut Sun look for a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 75.9 points on 41.4 percent shooting and are allowing 74.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 17.1 points and 2.4 rebounds while Kelsey Bone is averaging 14.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Camille Little is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Alyssa Thomas is dishing 1.3 assists. The Connecticut Sun have allowed 80-plus points in three of their last five games and are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep. The Sun have had a few days off after Saturday’s game against the Fever was postponed. The Sun are 4-2 SU on the road this season but have lost their last two.
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The Washington Mystics need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 71.8 points on 40.5 percent shooting and are allowing 71.1 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Emma Meesseman is averaging 13.7 points and 7.2 rebounds while Stefanie Dolson is averaging 12.5 points and 7.6 rebounds. Ivory Latta is the third double-digit scorer and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt is dishing two assists. The Washington Mystics have allowed 73 or less points in four of their last six games and are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep. Washington now just has to get its offense going. The Mystics are 4-3 SU on their home court and have won three of their last four.
The Sun are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Mystics are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games and 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Sun are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Washington and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
It's only a matter of time before the Sun get back on track and the extra couple of days of rest should help. Also, the Sun have played some of their best ball this season on the road. I don't trust the Mystics, which is why I'm siding with the free points here.