Connecticut Sun vs. Washington Mystics - 8/9/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Mystics (12-8) vs. Connecticut Sun (11-9)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Mystics -6.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, Monumental
The Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics play Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Center.
The Connecticut Sun look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 76.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting and are allowing 74 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 15.1 points and 2.2 rebounds while Kelsey Bone is averaging 14.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. Alyssa Thomas is grabbing five rebounds and Jasmine Thomas is dishing 3.7 assists. The Connecticut Sun are starting to turn things around a bit, and it starts on the offensive end where they’ve scored 82 or more points in back-to-back games. The Sun are 9-4 SU when scoring 75 or more points. The Sun are 5-4 SU on the road and have lost four of their last five.
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The Washington Mystics look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 74 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Stefanie Dolson is averaging 12.5 points and 6.8 rebounds while Ivory Latta is averaging 12.4 points and 2.2 assists. Emma Meesseman is the third double-digit scorer and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt is dishing 2.2 assists. The Washington Mystics have allowed 71 or less points in five of their last eight games. The Mystics are 7-3 SU on their home court and have won four straight. Kara Lawson is questionable with a back injury.
The Sun are 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Mystics are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Sun are 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Washington has beaten Connecticut in two of the three meetings this season already. The Sun also haven't proven they can play well on the road even with them turning things around as of late. I don't love the pick, but if forced to pick, I'm siding with the Mystics and the chalk.