Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury - 5/31/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercury vs. Sun
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday May 31, 2016 at 10:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Mercury -10.5 -- Over/Under: 164.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, WTIC
The Connecticut Sun and Phoenix Mercury clash late Tuesday night at the US Airways Center.
The Connecticut Sun hope for a bounce back victory after a rough 1-4 start to the season. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 74.2 points on 38 percent shooting and allowing 83 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Jasmine Thomas is averaging 13.4 points and 5.2 assists while Alex Bentley is averaging 10.2 points and 1.8 rebounds. Camille Little is the third double-digit scorer and Kelsey Bone is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 25.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Phoenix Mercury look for another win after a 1-4 start to the season. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 84 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 87 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 22.6 points and 4.8 assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 14 points and 5.4 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Penny Taylor is grabbing four rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 31.2 shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won four of their last six home games.
The Sun are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mercury are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sun are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Mercury finally looked like the Mercury in Sunday's blowout win over Washington, and there's no reason that shouldn't carry over against a Conneticut team that struggles, especially on the road. If the real Phoenix team shows up again, this is another double-digit victory.