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Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury - 7/12/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Phoenix Mercury at Connecticut Sun
Date & Time Friday July 12, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, Connecticut
The Line
The Line: Connecticut Sun -5.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The Phoenix Mercury and Connecticut Sun meet Friday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Phoenix Mercury look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 20 points and 7.5 rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18.8 points and three assists. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing 3.4 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 84.8 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have split their last six road games.

The Connecticut Sun need a win here in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 77.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 76.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 15.2 points and 10.4 rebounds while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 11.7 points and 3.1 assists. Courtney Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Jasmine Thomas is dishing 5.3 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won five of their last six home games.

The Mercury are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 17-7-1 ATS in their last 25 road games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Friday games. The Sun are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 3-13 ATS in their last 16 Friday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mercury are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Connecticut and 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Mercury last 8 overall. The under is 9-3 in Sun last 12 games playing on 1 days rest.

The Connecticut Sun are laying decent sized chalk despite losing five straight and being outscored by 13.6 points on 38.7 percent shooting during that stretch. Uh, no thanks. The Phoenix Mercury are playing their best ball of the year with wins in five of their last six tries, as the offense has picked up and they're actually winning their last five games by an average of nine points.  Phoenix has also won five of the last six meetings against Connecticut. This line doesn't make much sense to me. 

Pick:
Phoenix Mercury +5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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