Phoenix Mercury at Connecticut Sun 8/2/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction
Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury
Tuesday August 2, 2022
The Line Connecticut Sun -10.5 --- Over/Under 166.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Mercury and Connecticut Sun meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Connecticut Sun look for a win after winning 6 of their last 8 games.
The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 82.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 85.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 20 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Diana Taurasi is averaging 17.3 points and 3.4 rebounds. Tina Charles is the third double-digit scorer and Diamond DeShields is dishing 2 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.
The Connecticut Sun are averaging 85.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 14.5 points and 1.8 assists, while Brionna Jones is averaging 13.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. DeWanna Bonner is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is grabbing 8 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game.
The Mercury are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Sun are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Mercury last 5 road games. The over is 4-0 in Sun last 4 overall. The Mercury are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Sun are flexing their muscle like I said they would around this time. I've been saying all year the Sun are probably the most talented team in the league and a run is coming. Here we are. With that said, this line is complete disrespect to an experienced Mercury team that's making that playoff push and needs wins to keep their spot in the standings. The Connecticut Sun should win, especially at home, but a double-digit line is nuts. I'll take my chances with the Mercury and free buckets.
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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Mercury +10.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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