Connecticut Sun vs. Washington Mystics
June 19, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Sun -3 / Total: 154.5
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The Washington Mystics and Connecticut Sun face off on Sunday in a WNBA showdown at the Entertainment & Sport Arena.
The Mystics come into this game with a 10-7 record overall, but they are coming off a bad loss in their last game. The offense only managed 65 points against the New York Liberty, and that led to the 12-point defeat. Two games ago, against the Phoenix Mercury, the Mystics secured the 83-65 victory. Washington is averaging 79.4 points, while their defense is giving up 75.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 8th in the league, while tier defense is ranked 1st in the league. Ariel Atkins has been the top player for Washington, averaging 15.1 points while shooting 42.8 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Sun, who sit with a 12-4 record overall, and they are coming off another big win in their last game. The offense put up 82 points against the Seattle Storm, and that was enough for the 11-point victory. Connecticut is averaging 87.9 points, while their defense is giving up 78.3 points per game. The offense is ranked second in the league, while their defense is ranked 3rd. The offensive rating is 111.5 which is the best in the WNBA. DeWanna Bonner has been the top player for Connecticut, averaging 15.1 points while shooting 44.7 percent from the field.
These are two offenses that are strong, and I expect there is going to be plenty of scoring by both teams in this game. I expect this to be a fast-paced game and that is going to lead to plenty of scoring by both teams. Look for this game to be a shootout, and this game is going to go over the total.