The Washington Mystics and the Connecticut Sun square off in the WNBA! catch the wnba odds series Here, is a guide on how to watch Washington Mystics-Connecticut Suns predictions, odds, picks and tips.
Washington (10-7) snapped a two-game losing streak two days earlier by defeating the Indiana Fever 96-88 at home. The Mystics will be hoping for some momentum as they take this road game to the Mohegan Sun Arena.
Connecticut (13-5) ended its two-game losing streak as it won 93-73 against the Seattle Storm in its most recent contest. With the game returning to home turf, Connecticut will hope it doesn’t disappoint the Suns fans in attendance.
Here are the Washington Mystics-Connecticut Suns football oddsCourtesy of FanDuel.
WNBA Odds: Washington Mystics-Connecticut Suns Odds
Washington Mystics: +3 (-116)
Connecticut Sun: -3 (-116)
Overs: 158.5 (-116)
Under: 158.5 (-116)
How to watch Washington Mystics vs. Connecticut Sun
TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Stream: WNBA League Pass
Time: 3 PM ET/12 PM PT
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Why can the Washington Mystics beat the Connecticut Sun?
Washington enters this game with a 10–7 record for the campaign. The Washington Mystics are allowing an average of 80.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting and 77.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting. The Mystics finished fourth in the WNBA playoff picture, and third in the East behind the New York Liberty and TODAY’s hosts.
Washington survived an eight-point win over Indiana at home for its second win in the last five games. Against Fever, Washington stuck to the script. The Mystics scored 55 points in the first half and ended the first two quarters with a 15-point lead at the halftime break. Indiana outscored them 48–41 in the second half, but Washington got the win in front of fans. Brittany Sykes finished the game with 29 points, five rebounds and two assists, while Ariel Atkins added 26 points, 10 rebounds and three assists on 62% shooting and 90% conversion from the line. Tiana Hawkins was the next top scorer with 10 points, six rebounds and five assists.
Washington’s mystics are strangling their opponents as they attempt to narrow the Sun’s gap. They are currently brimming with confidence with two important wins against teams like Dream and Sky in their last six games, apart from having a 6-4 record in the last 10 matches.
A mediocre record away from home will require improvement to do well for their playoff chances. Washington has a 4-5 record on the road, including a three-game losing streak against New York, Atlanta and Dallas.
Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19.5 points and 6.3 rebounds, while Ariel Atkins is averaging 13.1 points and 2.6 assists. Brittany Sykes is the third double-digit scorer at 12.2, and Shakira Austin is collecting 7.8 rebounds per match. Natasha Cloud also posted averages of 11.0 points and 6.1 assists. As a team, the Washington Mystics are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.3 percent from the free throw line.
There are some injury concerns for Washington. Christy Tolliver and Shakira Austin are out while Elena Delle Donne and Natasha Cloud are being monitored day-to-day.
Why Can the Connecticut Sun Beat the Washington Mystics?
The Connecticut Sun have been one of the teams to beat based on the level of play they have played so far in the regular season. Having played in 18 matches, they managed to finish on the right side of results on 13 occasions, while on the losing side in the rest.
Connecticut bounced back from an eight-point loss to New York and an 18-point loss against the Las Vegas Aces. In their latest match against the Seattle Storm, Connecticut scored 29 points in the first quarter and 57 in the first half, while Seattle scored six points in the first quarter and 24 after two. The Storm had no chance to recover in the match, as the Suns connected on 50% of their two-pointers, sank nine of 13 threes, and was nearly perfect at the charity stripe (16 for 17). Six players scored in double figures for the Suns, with Alyssa Thomas and DeVanna Bonner leading the team in scoring with 16 combined points and 12 combined rebounds.
Connecticut holds a 6-3 home record and will be hoping to continue their winning ways in Uncasville. They have had a bit of a setback in the last six matches at home and have got just three wins in six matches. The Connecticut Sun is shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun is allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game
The Connecticut Sun averaged 84.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting and 79.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting. The Suns have four players averaging 10 points per game. DeVanna Bonner is averaging 17.6 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Breonna Jones is averaging 15.9 points and 2.4 assists. Alyssa Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and is nearly averaging a triple-double, averaging 14.8 points, 9.9 rebounds and 8.1 assists. Tiffany Hayes is grabbing 2.8 rebounds.
Breonna Jones has been absent from the team since June 24 while Dijonai Carrington has been reported as day-to-day.
Final Washington Mystics-Connecticut Suns Predictions & Picks
Connecticut will put up a strong effort at home and look to maintain their good record in front of Sun fans.
Final Washington Mystics-Connecticut Suns Predictions & Picks: Connecticut Sun -3 (-116), Under 158.5 (-116)