Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury - 9/7/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Mercury vs. Sun
WNBA Basketball: Monday, September 7th at 6:00 PM ET
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The Connecticut Sun and Phoenix Mercury face off in their 18th game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy on Monday.
The Connecticut Sun have been up and down inside the bubble but they are coming off one of their most dominant wins of the season. The Sun’s last game was against the Indiana Fever and they played a complete game winning 96-77. The offense was led by DeWanna Bonner who put up 26 points and six rebounds. The Sun come into this game averaging 79.6 points per game while the defense is giving up 79.3 points per game.
Bonner has been the best player all season averaging 18.9 points while shooting 41.6 percent from the field. Alyssa Thomas has also been a star for this team putting up 15.3 points while shooting 51.5 percent from the field. In this game the Sun need the defense to step up, or it could be a long game where they fail to come away with a win.
On the other side of this matchup is the Phoenix Mercury who are playing really well and coming into this game they have won six games in a row. In the Mercury’s last game against the New York Liberty, the defense was strong giving up only 67 points and that led to a victory. On offense the Mercury were led by Skyler-Diggins Smith who put up 30 points, seven rebounds, and one assist. The Mercury come into this game averaging 87.6 points while the defense is giving up 83.6 points per game. The Mercury are shooting 46.7 percent from the field while their defense is letting opponents shoot 42.6 percent from the field.
The Mercury’s best player this season has been Diana Taurasi who comes into this game averaging 19 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game.while shooting 42.2 percent from the field. Skyler Diggins-Smith has also found success this season averaging 17.8 points while shooting 48.7 percent from the field.
The Mercury are the better team and they are going to run up the score in this game. And have no issue. Back the Mercury to win this game and cover the spread.