Phoenix Mercury vs. Connecticut Sun - 9/2/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sun vs. Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Friday September 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line: Sun +3 -- Over/Under: 164 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Phoenix Mercury and Connecticut Sun play early Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Phoenix Mercury look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 85.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 84.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.9 points and four assists while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 15.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Penny Taylor is dishing 3.7 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Mercury are allowing percent 37.4 shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won four of their last six road games.
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The Connecticut Sun also look to keep rolling after winning four of their last five games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 81.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 84.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 13.7 points and 2.6 assists while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 11.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is dishing 4.9 assists and Camille Little is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won four of their last six home games.
The Mercury are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sun are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mercury are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Connecticut and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
Phoenix has beaten Connecticut three straight times, including both contests this season in rather easy fashion. The Mercury are starting to play to their potential and look like a team that's gearing up for the playoffs. Not sure I trust the Sun. Give me Phoenix and the small line.