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Connecticut Sun at Phoenix Mercury Betting Preview

On Monday, the Connecticut Sun are on the road at the Phoenix Mercury. The Connecticut Sun have the second best record in the Eastern Conference. The Sun come into the game with a 14-4 record on the season. Connecticut is coming off a home loss to the Atlanta Dream on Friday.

For the Phoenix Mercury, they are 9-9 on the season. The Mercury have dropped to fourth place in the Western Conference. Phoenix is coming off a home loss to the Indiana Fever on Sunday.

The Connecticut Sun is -1.5 on the road at the Phoenix Mercury. The total for this affair sits at 159.5. 

Sun Need Offense

The Connecticut Sun have lost four games this season. In each of those four games, the Sun have scored 75 points or less. Connecticut on the season is scoring 79.8 points per game, which is the 9th best in all of the league. The Sun are making nearly 44% of their shots from the field.

The Sun have struggled from downtown, as they are making just 5.2 three point shots per game. Connecticut is 9th in rebounds, with 33 per game, but fourth with 8.8 offensive rebounds. The top scorer for Connecticut has been DeWanna Bonner, with 16.7 points per game. The Sun have five ladies scoring double digits per game.

Connecticut  plays one more game on the road after this game. They are at the Minnesota Lynx on the fourth of July. They will then come home and host the Atlanta Dream on July 7th, before games against the Liberty and Mercury.

Phoenix Looks to Rebound from Loss

It was not a good second half for the Mercury in the home loss to the Fever. The Mercury scored just 33 points in the second half of the game, and were outscored by 17 points. The Mercury saw Brittney Griner, with 24 points and 6 rebounds.

Phoenix is scoring 82.4 points per game, which ranks fifth in all of the WNBA. The Mercury struggle making shots, as they are 11th in the league, at 42.5%. Phoenix can make three point shots, as they are making 9.5 per game. Phoenix is making 33.3% from downtown.

The top scorer for the Mercury has been Kahleah Cooper, with 22.7 points per game. Brittany Griner is second on the team with 19.3 per game, while Diana Taurasi is at 16.5 per game. Phoenix will go on the road for back to back games at the Wings and Sparks following this game.

Sun Cook Mercury

We like the Connecticut Sun to win this game. The Sun are the better team, and there is no issue with them playing on the road. The Mercury have not played full basketball as of late, and will be a little tired coming off their loss on Sunday. When push comes to shove, we are going to take the Connecticut Sun -1.5 over the Phoenix Mercury. We like this bet a lot. Enjoy the game and best of luck!

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