Washington Mystics vs Connecticut Sun Prediction WNBA Picks 5/17/24

Connecticut Sun vs Washington Mystics

WNBA: Friday, May 17th at 730 PM ET

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In this article, we will formulate a Washington Mystics vs Connecticut Sun Prediction for this WNBA Game on Friday, May 17th at Mohegan Sun Arena. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Mystics recent form and recent player performance 

-The Sun recent form and recent play performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Mystics and Sun.

Mystics Struggled in First Game

The Mystics really struggled in the first game of the season against the New York Liberty. The offense put up 80 points, but the defense gave up 85 points, and that led to the five point defeat. At the end of the first quarter, they were down 23-20, and they couldn’t bounce back. In the fourth quarter, the offense only scored 13 points, while the defense gave up 26 points. Ariel Atkins did have a strong game, putting up 20 point, three assists, and two rebounds. The Mystics did have a pretty balanced attack with four different players putting up 10 points, they just couldn’t make the winning plays down the stretch. The Mystics as a team shot 39.7 percent from the field while shooting 31.3 percent from behind the three point line. They allowed the Liberty to shoot 47.1 percent from the field. 

Sun Dominated First Game

The Sun dominated the Indiana Fever in the first game and it was a comfortable victory. The Sun’s offense put up 92 points while the defense gave up 71 points and that led to the defeat. At the end of the first quarter, they were up 19-133, and they never looked back on the way to the victory. DeWanna Bonner was the top player for the Sun, putting up 20 points, six rebounds, and one assist. They had five different players that put up at least 10 points. The Sun as a team shot 48.5 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from behind the three point line. They did allow the Fever to shoot 48 percent from the field.

Washington Mystics vs Connecticut Sun Prediction

The Mystics struggled in the first game while the Sun dominated. The Mystics defense gave up 85 points in the last game, and they are going to really struggle again here. The Sun in the last game scored 92 points and starting from the opening tip they are going to have no issue running up the score. Washington is going to have some major issues keeping up, and the Sun will get the job done. Back the Sun against the spread.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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