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Phoenix Mercury vs. Connecticut Sun - 8/14/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Connecticut Sun at Phoenix Mercury
Date & Time Wednesday August 14, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Phoenix Mercury +6 -- Over/Under: 151.5
TV Channel
ESPN2, NBA TV CANADA
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The Connecticut Sun and Phoenix Mercury meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Connecticut Sun look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 78.6 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 15.1 points and 10.3 rebounds while Courtney Williams is averaging 11.8 points and 3.4 assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is dishing three assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost six of their last eight road games.

The Phoenix Mercury need a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 42 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 19.4 points and seven rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18 points and 7.4 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Yvonne Turner is dishing 2.5 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 86.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have won four of their last five home games.

The Sun are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mercury are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sun are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Phoenix. The over is 5-1 in Mercury last 6 overall. The under is 6-1 in Sun last 7 vs. Western Conference.

The Connecticut Sun art good on the road both SU and ATS, but this is a game they should have their way with considering the Mercury are a very limited team due to injuries and suspensions. Without Griner and others, it's hard seeing the Mercury doing much of anything in this game. Give me the Sun and the somewhat reasonable chalk. 

Pick:
Connecticut Sun -6

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