Atlanta Dream vs. Connecticut Sun
July 9, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Connecticut Sun and Atlanta Dream face off on Friday in a WNBA basketball showdown at Mohegan Sun Arena. This is a key game for both teams in terms of the playoff race.
The Connecticut Sun come into this game with a 12-6 record overall which puts them in first place in the Eastern Conference. The Connecticut Sun have won four of the last five games, but the loss in their last game was a disappointing one. In the last game, the Sun were defeated by the Indiana Fever, who only have two wins on the season. The offense at times has been inconsistent and they need to be better with that in this game. On the season, the Connecticut Sun are averaging 79.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 74.3 points per game. Jonquel Jones has been the best player for the Sun, averaging 21.1 points while shooting 54.2 percent from the field. DeWanna Bonner and Brianna Jones are also averaging over 15 points per game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Atlanta Dream who sit with a 6-11 record overall which puts them in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Coming into this game the Atlanta Dream have lost two games in a row, including the last game against the Las Vegas Aces where they gave up 118 points. The Dream on the season are averaging 84.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 89.1 points per game. Tiffany Hayes and Courtney Williams have been the best players for this team averaging over 17 points per game. Four different players are averaging at least 10 points per game.
The Dream’s defense is an issue, and it’s something that the Connecticut Sun are going to take advantage of. It might not be enough to win this game, but there is going to be plenty of scoring in this game. Back the over to cash with ease.