Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury
Monday, September 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -3 -- Over/Under: 165.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Connecticut Sun and Phoenix Mercury meet Monday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Connecticut Sun look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 79.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 79.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18.9 points and 3.1 assists while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 15.3 points and 8.6 rebounds. Brionna Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jasmine Thomas is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Mercury look for another victory to build on their six-game winning streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 87.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 83.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Diana Taurasi is averaging 19 points and 4.5 rebounds while Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 17.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. Brittney Griner is the third double-digit scorer and Bria Hartley is dishing 4.5 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game.
The Sun are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Monday games. The Mercury are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Sun last 7 games as an underdog. The over is 6-2 in Mercury last 8 games as a favorite. 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 improved basketball lately, but they're not to the point where I trust them against some of the better teams in the league. I've been saying for weeks that the Phoenix Mercury are due for a run, and they've now won six straight games. This line is too soft. Give me the Mercury and the more than reasonable chalk.