Seattle Storm vs. Connecticut Sun
June 17, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Connecticut Sun and Seattle Storm face off on Friday in a WNBA showdown at Mohegan Sun Arena. When these two teams faced off on June 12th it was the Storm that secured the 84-79 victory.
The Seattle Storm sit with a 9-5 record overall, but even in some of those wins, they haven’t been the most dominant team in the WNBA. In the last game against the Minnesota Lynx, the Storm played down to their competition, and they only won by two points. The Lynx haven’t been a great offensive team, so it was disappointing that the Storm gave up 79 points. The Storm are averaging 78.8 points, while their defense is giving up 76.3 points per game. The Storm’s offense is ranked 9th, while the defense is ranked 3rd. Breanna Stewart is having a big season, averaging 22.3 points while shooting 46.2 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Connecticut Sun, who sits with an 11-4 record overall, and they are coming off an impressive victory in the last game. The offense put up 105 points against the Atlanta Dream, and that led to the 13-point victory. The Sun are averaging 88.3 points, while their defense is giving up 78.8 points per game. The offense is ranked second in the league, while their defense is ranked 5th. Jonquel Jones has been the top player for the Sun, averaging 15 points while shooting 53 percent from the field and 40.7 percent from behind the three-point line. There are five different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game.
The Sun are an elite offensive team, averaging 88.3 points, and they are coming off a game where they scored 105 points. I expect Connecticut is going to run up the score again, and Seattle isn’t going to be keeping up. Look for the Sun to get close to 100 points, and that will be the difference as Connecticut gets the job done. Back Connecticut against the spread.