Mystics vs Sun Picks and Prediction – 5/17/2024

By: Jake Allmann |

Last Updated: 05/16/2024 at 11:27 PM ET

Washington Mystics at Connecticut Sun 05/17/24 - WNBA Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 5/17/2024, 11:30 PM UTC
Latest Odds: CONN -10.5 ; O/U 158.5

Mystics vs Sun Prediction

In a WNBA matchup, the Washington Mystics face off against the Connecticut Sun. The Mystics, currently 0-1 in the Eastern Conference, are eager to claim a first win after a loss. The Sun boast a perfect start with a 1-0 record at home, setting the stage for a competitive battle. Take the WNBA by storm with our WNBA picks.

The Washington Mystics are looking to bounce back from a defeat where Ariel Atkins played well with a 20-point performance. Despite the loss, the Mystics displayed potential, scoring 80 points but allowing 85 against the New York Liberty. Overall shooting stands at 39.7%, which the Mystics need to improve to overcome the Sun's defense. On the brighter side, the defensive game looks robust with an impressive count of 7 blocks and 9 steals per game, indicating the ability to disrupt opponents' plays.

Ariel Atkins, continues to lead the team, not just in scoring but also in steals, showcasing her all-around gameplay. The Mystics also benefit from Brittney Sykes' versatility, who not only adds 10 rebounds per game but also is the playmaker with 7 assists. This blend of scoring and defensive efforts, if maintained, could give them an edge in the game against the strong Sun lineup.

The Connecticut Sun enters this game with momentum, having secured a comfortable 92-71 victory in the opener. They excel both offensively and defensively, demonstrated by the 92 points scored against 71 conceded. Shooting accuracy is notably higher at 48.5%, which they'll aim to leverage to outscore the defensive Mystics.

DeWanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas are central figures for the Sun. Bonner’s scoring ability, evident from her 20 points at a 57.1% shooting rate, makes her a significant threat. Thomas not only contributes with rebounds and assists but also adds depth in defense with steals. This collective performance highlights the Sun's balanced approach, combining offense with defense to stifle threats of opponents.

Our Free WNBA Pick for Connecticut Sun vs Washington Mystics

Mystics vs Sun Pick

The Connecticut Sun are poised to extend a winning streak to two, using home-court advantage and balanced team efforts. The Washington Mystics, while showing promise, might struggle to match the Sun’s offensive efficiency and depth. Expect Connecticut to control the game tempo and exploit any defensive lapses by the Mystics. Final Score Prediction: Connecticut Sun wins, 88-77.

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