Phoenix Mercury at Connecticut Sun 8/4/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction

Phoenix Mercury at Connecticut Sun 8/4/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury

Thursday August 4, 2022

The Line Connecticut Sun -10.5 --- Over/Under 165.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Phoenix Mercury and Connecticut Sun meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Connecticut Sun look for a win after winning 7 of their last 9 games.

The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 82.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 85.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 19.8 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Tina Charles is averaging 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Diana Taurasi is the third double-digit scorer and Diamond DeShields is dishing 2 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game.

The Connecticut Sun are averaging 85.2 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 14.3 points and 1.8 assists, while Brionna Jones is averaging 13.8 points and 5.1 rebounds. DeWanna Bonner is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game.

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The Mercury are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Sun are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Mercury last 6 road games. The over is 4-1 in Sun last 5 overall. The Mercury are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

I tried to give the Phoenix Mercury the benefit of the doubt when these teams clashed on Tuesday, and it didn't work out well. The Connecticut Sun got whatever they wanted offensively and ended up winning the game by 24 points. Sure, it's not easy to beat the same team twice in a short span and I still think highly of the Mercury as a team overall, but the Connecticut Sun look like they've found their groove and this team is scary when clicking. Big number, but I have to side with the Sun at home.

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Randy’s Pick Connecticut Sun -10.5

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