Mercury vs Sun Prediction WNBA Picks 7/18

Mercury vs Sun Prediction WNBA Picks 7/18

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Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury: Preview and Prediction

Introduction

The Connecticut Sun (15-5) are set to take on the struggling Phoenix Mercury (4-15) in what promises to be an exciting WNBA matchup. The Sun come into this game riding a three-game win streak and will be looking to extend their dominance. Meanwhile, the Mercury will be seeking to turn their fortunes around after a series of disappointing performances. In this preview, we will analyze the offensive firepower of both teams and explain why the over of 163 points is the best bet for this game.

 

Team Review: Connecticut Sun

The Connecticut Sun have been in exceptional form, boasting a 15-5 record. Their offensive prowess has been a major factor in their success. DeWanna Bonner leads the team with an average of 18.3 points per game, while Alyssa Thomas has been a force to be reckoned with, averaging 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds over the past 10 games. The Sun's balanced scoring attack and efficient shooting (47.6% from the field) make them a formidable opponent.

 

Team Review: Phoenix Mercury

The Phoenix Mercury have struggled this season, winning just four of their 19 games. However, they have shown glimpses of potential and will be hoping to surprise the Sun on their home court. Led by Brittney Griner, who averages 19.5 points per game, the Mercury possess a formidable scoring threat. Michaela Onyenwere has also been a consistent contributor, averaging 12 points over the past 10 games. Despite their struggles, the Mercury have the offensive firepower to put up points against any team.

 

Prediction

When these two teams clash, high-scoring affairs are not uncommon. Both the Sun and the Mercury have been involved in games with high point totals throughout the season. The Mercury have struggled defensively, allowing an average of 85.5 points per game in their last 10 outings. Meanwhile, the Sun have been scoring at an impressive rate, averaging 87.5 points over their past 10 games. Considering these factors, the over of 163 points becomes an attractive betting option.

While the Connecticut Sun enter this game as the clear favorites with their impressive record and recent form, the Phoenix Mercury possess the offensive talent to keep the game competitive. Given the high-scoring nature of both teams and the defensive struggles of the Mercury, the over of 163 points is the recommended bet for this matchup. Expect an intense, fast-paced game with plenty of scoring opportunities for both sides.

Pick: Over 163 points

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