Sun at Mystics 10/10/19 - WNBA Finals Picks & Predictions
On Thursday night, the Connecticut Sun will visit the Washington Mystics to play the fifth and final game of their WNBA Finals best of five series to crown the WNBA champion. The Sun tied the series at 2-2 with a 90-86 win on Tuesday. All five Connecticut scorers scored 14 points or more led by Jonquel Jones with 18. Alyssa Thomas scored 17 points, handed out 11 assists and grabbed eight rebounds for the Suns.
Washington rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit with a 28-12 third quarter, but could not find the answer in the fourth quarter and fell by four. Elena Delle Donne had much less mobility due to her bad back and scored just 11 points well below her season average. The Mystics were led in the loss by Aerial Powers with 15 points but Powers missed an open three-pointer with 27.5 seconds that would have put the Mystics in front.
During the regular season, Jonquel Jones was the leading scorer and leader in rebounds for the Sun with averages of 14.6 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Jasmine Thomas was the fourth leading scorer with an average of 11.1 points per game and leader in assists with an average of 5.4 per game. Four players for the Sun averaged double figures in scoring.
During the regular season Elena Della Donne was the leading scorer and rebounder for the Mystics with averages of 19.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Kristi Toliver was the leader in assists with an average 6.0 per game and the second leading scorer with an average of 13.0 points per game. In all, five players averaged double-figures in scoring for the Mystics.
Washington needs more of a presence on the offensive end of the court from Elena Delle Donne, but that is not likely to happen because of her herniated disk and playing a second game in just 48 hours. Connecticut will continue its balanced attack that saw each of the five starters score 14 points or more in their Game 4 victory. Connecticut wins the WNBA title on the road. Final Score Prediction, Connecticut Sun wins and covers ATS 91-85.