Washington Mystics (5-4) vs. Connecticut Sun (7-1)
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 13, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Connecticut Sun -10.5 -- Over/Under: 170
The Washington Mystics and Connecticut Sun meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Washington Mystics could use a statement victory here after losing four of their last five games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 81.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 82.7 points on 46 percent shooting. Kristi Toliver is averaging 14.4 points and 3.2 assists while Elena Delle Donne is averaging 14.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Tianna Hawkins is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have split their last four road games.
The Connecticut Sun look for another victory to build on their impressive 7-1 record. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 92.6 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 76.9 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Alyssa Thomas is averaging 13.3 points and 10.8 rebounds while Jasmine Thomas is averaging 14 points and 5.1 assists. Chiney Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Bentley is dishing 2.5 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won six of their last seven home games.
The Mystics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Sun are 23-8-2 ATS in their last 33 Wednesday games, 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 vs. Eastern Conference. The Mystics are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Connecticut, 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Connecticut Sun smoked Washington on the road about a week ago and is outscoring teams by nearly 17 points at home this season. The Washington Mystics have the offensive firepower to hang around, but that's when they're healthy, and right now they're still dealing with the loss of Emma Meesseman and Tayler Hill. The Mystics haven't played to their potential this season and are being outscored by eight points in their last five games due to a lack of defense. I don't love laying double-digit chalk, but I'm not stepping in front of the Connecticut Sun in their current form.