Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 10:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury +1 -- Over/Under: 165.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Connecticut Sun and Phoenix Mercury meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Connecticut Sun look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 79.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 80.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18 points and 3.3 assists while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 14.7 points and 8.9 rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Brionna Jones is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Mercury need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 86.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 86 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 17.7 points and 7.5 rebounds. Bria Hartley is the third double-digit scorer and Skylar Diggins-Smith is dishing four assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.
The Mercury are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Sun are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The over is 4-1 in Mercury last 5 overall. The Sun are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Phoenix and 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Connecticut Sun are playing their best ball of the season right now, while the Mercury continue to disappoint. That should tell you the direction this game should be heading, but the Mercury still have another gear they can reach and they're not a team I'm giving up on just yet. With the spotty defense the Sun play at times, this is a game the Mercury can get comfortable and win. I'll take the point with the Mercury, the more talented team overall.