Sun vs Mercury Prediction WNBA Picks 8/31
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- Aug 31, 2023, 12:31:37 AM
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Connecticut Seeks 25th Victory in Showdown Against Phoenix
The Connecticut Sun (24-11, 13-4 Eastern Conference) will host the Phoenix Mercury (9-26, 2-15 Western Conference) this Thursday at 7 p.m. EDT in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Connecticut Sun: An Overview
Strong Home Record
The Sun have been formidable at home, posting a 10-6 record this season. Alyssa Thomas's average of 8.1 assists per game and DeWanna Bonner's 18 points per game underline their overall solid play.
Connecticut will be without key players Brionna Jones, who is out for the season due to an Achilles injury, and Bernadett Hatar, sidelined due to return-to-play protocols.
Phoenix Mercury: An Overview
Abysmal Road Record
The Mercury have been woeful on the road, winning only 1 out of 17 away games this season. Diana Taurasi averages 16 points and 4.6 assists but has struggled to lift her team, especially in away games.
The teams have met twice this season, with the Mercury winning the last game 90-84 on August 11, despite their overall poor form.
Given the Sun's solid home record and the Mercury's road woes, the -10 points spread in favor of the Sun seems justified. The Sun are averaging 80.8 points in their last 10 games compared to the Mercury's 78.2 points.
Phoenix's dismal 1-16 road record this season adds weight to the Sun's favorability in covering the spread. The Mercury have been outscored by an average of 7.2 points per game, supporting the idea that the Sun should have no issues covering the -10 points spread.
Considering Connecticut's strong home performance and Phoenix's consistent road struggles, the Sun are predicted to not only win but also cover the -10 points spread comfortably. This should be a game where the Sun aim to assert their dominance and secure their 25th win of the season.
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Pick: Conneticut Sun -10