Phoenix Mercury at Connecticut Sun 5/16/21 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 05/15/2021 at 10:50 PM ET

Phoenix Mercury at Connecticut Sun 5/16/21 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

The Phoenix Mercury look for their second consecutive victory to open the regular season when visiting the Connecticut Sun on Sunday. Phoenix is 1-0 following its 77-75 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in the opening game of the regular season on Friday. Diana Taurasi scored a 3-pointer to put Phoenix ahead with only 1.1 seconds remaining in the game. Phoenix is tied with Dallas for first place in the Western Conference after one game.

The leading scorer for Phoenix after one game is Skylar Diggins-Smith with 18 points, while Brittany Griner has 17 points and Diana Taurasi 14. The leading rebounder is Griner with 12 and the leaders in assists are Diggins-Smith and Taurasi with five each. Phoenix is shooting 41.3% overall but only 20.0% from three-point territory.

Connecticut opened its regular season with a 78-67 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday. Jonquel Jones was the leading scorer for Connecticut with 26 points and DeWanna Bonner scored 21 points. Jones led Connecticut with eight rebounds, while Bonner pulled down seven boards. Connecticut is tied with New York at the top of the Eastern Conference at 1-0 after the opening game of the regular season.

Jonquel Jones is the leading scorer for Connecticut with 26 points, while DeWanner Bonner has 21 points. Jones and Bonner are the only two players for Connecticut that scored in double figures in the opening game. The leading rebounders are Jones and Natisha Hiedeman with eight each while the leader in assists is Bonner with five. Connecticut is shooting 44.3% overall and 43.5% from 3-point territory.

Both Phoenix and Connecticut started off the season with victories, but Connecticut has a strong frontcourt presence with DeWanna Bonner and Jonquel Jones, who combined to score 49 points in the opening game. Phoenix scored with only one second remaining to pull out a victory over Minnesota. However, Phoenix will be up against a tougher opponent on Sunday as the Sun are expected to finish in the top three of the WNBA final standings in 2021. Final Score Prediction, Connecticut Sun wins and covers ATS 79-74

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