Sun vs Mystics Prediction - WNBA Picks 8/22/23
Washington Mystics vs Connecticut Sun
WNBA: Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:00 PM ET
Betting Odds: Sun -5.5 -- Over/Under: 159 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Washington Mystics and Connecticut Sun face off on Tuesday in a WNBA showdown at the Entertainment & Sports Center.
Sun Betting Preview
The Sun come into this game with a 22-10 record overall and they are coming off another victory in the last game. The Sun put up 79 points against the Sky and that was enough to secure the victory. The Sun were led by Alyssa Thomas and she finished with 22 points, eight assists, and five rebounds. The Sun are averaging 83.5 points while their defense is giving up 79.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league while the defense is ranked 1st. DeWanna Bonner has been the best player this season for the Sun averaging 18 points while shooting 42.2 percent from the field.
Mystics Betting Preview
The Mystics sit with a 15-17 record overall and they are coming off another loss in the last game. The defense gave up 97 points and that led to the 13 point defeat. The Mystics were led by Natasha Cloud and she finished with 22 points, three assists, and one rebound. The Mystics are averaging 80.9 points while their defense is giving up 81.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 6th in the WNBA while the defense is ranked 5th. Elena Delle Donne missed hte last game after she returned from injury two games ago, and if she can’t go that’s another big loss for them.
Shane’s Free Pick
Even if Delle Donne is back, the Mystics are going to really struggle in this game. The Sun’s defense is giving up 79.3 points per game and they are going to lockdown again in this game. The Mystics aren’t going to get over 75 points here, and that will be the difference as Connecticut is going to get the job done. Back the Sun to cover the spread here.