Phoenix Mercury vs. Connecticut Sun
August 4, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Sun -10.5
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The Connecticut Sun and Phoenix Mercury face off on Thursday in a WNBA showdown at Mohegan Sun Arena. These two teams faced off on Tuesday night, and it was the Sun that were able to secure the 87-63 victory.
The Connecticut Sun comes into this game with a 21-10 record overall, and they have won four of their last five games. The only loss during that stretch of games was two games ago against the Chicago Sky, and in that game they forced overtime. Connecticut is averaging 85.2 points, while their defense is giving up 78 points per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league, while their defense is ranked 3rd in the league. The top player for the Sun has been Jonquel Jones, and he is averaging 14.3 points while shooting 49.2 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from behind the three-point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Mercury, who sit with a 13-18 record overall and have lost two games in a row. Two games ago they gave up 89 points and in the last game against the Sun they gave up 87 points. This is an offense that has been inconsistent, and just a few games ago against the Phoenix Mercury they scored 90 points. Phoenix is averaging 82.3 points, while their defense is giving up 85.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league, while their defense is ranked 10th. Skylar Diggins-Smith has been the top player for the Mercury, averaging 19.8 points while shooting 43.2 percent from the field. There are five different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game.
The Sun had no issues on Tuesday, winning 87-63, and they are going to have no issues again in this game. The Sun will run up the score and this game is going to get out of hand early. Look for the Mercury to get close to 90 points again, and that will be enough for the blowout victory. Back the Sun against the spread.