Sun vs. Storm
WNBA Basketball: Thursday June 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line: Sun -4 -- Over/Under: 170 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Seattle Storm and Connecticut Sun meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena on ESPN2.
The Seattle Storm need a big road victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Seattle Storm are averaging 81.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 82.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jewell Loyd is averaging 18.3 points and 3.7 assists while Breanna Stewart is averaging 17.6 points and 8.6 rebounds. Crystal Langhorne is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 7.7 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85.3 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have lost four of their last five road games.
The Connecticut Sun will also get back to a .500 record by winning this game. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 85.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 82.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 15.6 points and 11.6 rebounds while Jasmine Thomas is averaging 13.9 points and 4.8 assists. Alyssa Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Williams is grabbing five rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 43.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost three of their last five home games.
The Storm are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Sun are 3-0-2 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 vs. Western Conference and 24-9 ATS in their last 33 games overall. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Connecticut.
The home team has won six of the last eight games between the Storm and Sun, and Seattle is coming off a game in which it was blasted by all angles. The Storm have not played well on the road this season and are now being outscored by nearly 10 points. On the other side, the Connecticut Sun are playing their best ball of the season right now and are shooting 48 percent in their last five games. The Sun and this small line almost feels a little too easy.