Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury
WNBA: Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 PM ET
Betting Odds: Sun -12.5 -- Over/Under: 156.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Mercury and Connecticut Sun face off on Thursday in a WNBA showdown at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Mercury Betting Preview
The Mercury comes into this game with a 9-26 record overall and they are coming off a loss in the last game. The Mercury gave up 94 points against the Atlanta Dream and that led to the defeat. The Mercury were led by Alecia Sutton who finished with 20 points, five assists, and two rebounds. The Mercury are averaging 76.6 points while their defense is giving up 83.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 12th in the league while the defense is ranked 7th. Brittney Griner has been the top player for the Mercury averaging 17.9 points while shooting 57.4 percent from the field.
Sun Betting Preview
The Sun comes into this game with a 24-11 record overall and they are coming off another big victory in the last game. The defense gave up only 68 points to the Los Angeles Sparks and that was enough for the victory. There were six different player that finished with at least 11 points. Alyssa Thomas was the top player for the Sun putting up 17 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists. The Sun are averaging 83.1 points while their defense is giving up 78.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 4th while the defense is ranked 1st. The defense is the strength and it’s going to need to be the defense that steps up again here.
Shane’s Free Pick
The Sun’s defense is ranked 1st in the league and they are going to lockdown in this game again. The Mercury’s defense is also coming off a game where they gave up 94 points and they are going to really struggle to slowdown the Sun again. Look for the Sun to get close to 100 points and this will be a very comfortable victory. Back the Sun against the spread.