Mercury at Sun 7/12/19 - WNBA Picks & Predictions
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Phoenix Mercury vs. Connecticut Sun
NBA: 8:00 PM EST
Jul. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : PHO -2 Total 159
The Phoenix Mercury look for their sixth victory in their last seven when they visit the Connecticut Sun on Friday. The Mercury defeated the Washington Mystics on Wednesday 91-68 as Brittney Griner led the attack with 25 points and eight boards, and DeWanna Bonner chipped in with 22 points, seven boards and five assists.
Connecticut lost its fifth straight after falling to the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday 78-75. The Sun trailed 72-67 late in the game but battled back to 76-75 with only 10.5 seconds remaining and then trailed by three 78-75 but a three-point shot at the buzzer by Courtney Williams fell short. Connecticut trails first place Washington by a half-game in the Eastern Conference.
Brittney Griner is the leading scorer and second in rebounding for Phoenix with averages of 20.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. DeWanna Bonner is second in scoring and in leading in rebounding with averages of 18.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Leilani Mitchell leads in assists with an average of 4.4 per game.
Jonquel Jones is the leading scorer and leader in rebounds for the Sun with averages of 15.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Alyssa Thomas is the second leading scorer with an average of 11.7 points per game. Jasmine Thomas is the fourth leading scorer for the Sun and leader in assists with averages of 11.1 points and 5.5 assists per game.
Recent Betting Trends:
Phoenix is 18-7-1 ATS in its last 26 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Mercury’s last 7 on the road
Connecticut is 0-6 ATS in its last 6
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Sun’s last 7 versus Western Conference opponents
Free Betting Pick: Phoenix Mercury -2
Phoenix has covered the number in 4 of the last 5 played in Connecticut and each of the last 6 meetings overall against the Sun. The Mercury is coming off a big win over Washington on the road Wednesday, while Connecticut has lost six straight and shows no signs of turning its season around after winning nine of its first 10. Final Score Prediction, Phoenix Mercury win and cover ATS 81-75.