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Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury Predictions, Head to Head, Betting Odds, Best Picks, Predicted Line-ups, Match Preview: WNBA

This is a must-win match for the Mercury, but will they be able to deliver?

It’s high time for the Phoenix Mercury to bring out their best and secure an important win when they meet the Connecticut Sun for the upcoming WNBA fixture tonight. However, it is surely not going to be easy for them considering the form of the mighty Sun. Let’s discuss: Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury.

The Mercury needs to correct many of their mistakes from the last game when they faced a crushing loss to the same team 2 days ago. Nothing looked good for Phoenix on a disappointing night and they fell short of 24 points. Sophie Cunningham and Skylar Diggins-Smith were the only players who gave a decent contribution as they scored 30 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds together. The Mercury desperately needs to win this contest to remain in the top 8 of the points table.

The Connecticut Sun is looking all set to secure another win this season by repeating the same performance as the last game against the Mercury. Today, the matchup will be held at the Mohegan Sun Arena again and the Sun will aim to put the visitors on the back foot like the last fixture.

It was a stellar performance from Alyssa Thomas as she registered her second triple-double of the season. Thomas secured 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. Natisha Hiedeman also played well and finished with 16 points and 4 assists.

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Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury: Odds

Platform SunMercuryPredicted Winner
FiveThirtyEight82%18%Sun
The Sun are predicted to win today.

Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury: Recent Form

The Phoenix Mercury has failed to gain impactful momentum this season. They are currently at 13-18 in the fourth position of the Western Conference (Overall #7 seed). Phoenix has got 2 wins from the last 5 fixtures. They have maintained a poor away record of 4-13 so far.

The Connecticut Sun has proved itself to be one of the top title contenders this year. They are currently at 21-10 in the second position of the Eastern Conference. In the home games, they have been 11-5 as of now.

Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury: Head to head

There have been 35 matchups between these two teams so far in the WNBA. The Connecticut Sun is leading with 20 wins, while the Phoenix Mercury managed to win 15 games. If we talk about the last 5 meetings, the Sun has complete domination as they won all those 5 games. The previous meeting took place in the current season 2 days ago on 2 August 2022. The Connecticut Sun won that game comfortably with a score of 87-63.

Brianna Turner contests a shot from Jonquel Jones earlier in the season.
Brianna Turner contests a shot from Jonquel Jones earlier in the season.

There have been 35 matchups between these two teams so far in the WNBA. The Connecticut Sun is leading with 20 wins, while the Phoenix Mercury managed to win 15 games. If we talk about the last 5 meetings, the Sun has complete domination as they won all those 5 games. The previous meeting took place in the current season 2 days ago on 2 August 2022. The Connecticut Sun won that game comfortably with a score of 87-63.

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Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury: Best Picks

Jonquel Jones

Jones is a two-way scoring machine. Being lethal from inside and beyond the arc is a skill not a lot are familiar with. The 2021 WNBA MVP has incredible rebounding skills, displays excellent athleticism and is an aggressive 3-pt shooter.

Elena Delle Donne during a game.

This season she is averaging a whopping 8.8 rebounds and 14.8 points per game. She’s truly one of the finest shooters in the league right now.

Tina Charles

Tina Charles in game for the Mercury.
Tina Charles in a game for the Mercury.

The 2012 WNBA MVP has been incredible this season. With her 3-pt prowess and superior rebounding skills, she is the best offensive and defensive package in a player. This center has a tendency to draw fouls AND score and shoot 3s as if they are nothing.

Charles averages 15.4 points, 7.3 rebounds with a 3-pt field goal percentage of 36.4%.

DeWanna Bonner

The two-time WNBA Champion DeWanna Bonner has also made four appearances in the WNBA All-Star team. An incredible player on the offense and defense, she is definitely one of the top picks this game. Bonner is pretty competent from beyond the arc while also featuring a proficiency in inside shooting.

DeWanna Bonner at the free throw line during a game.
DeWanna Bonner at the free throw line during a game.

She’s a pretty good interior and perimeter defender as well. This season, she has averaged 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury: Possible Lineup

Phoenix Mercury: Guard- Skylar Diggins-Smith | Guard- Diana Taurasi | Forward- Shey Puddy | Forward- Sophie Cunningham | Center- Brianna Turner

Connecticut Sun: Guard- Natisha Hiedeman | Guard- Courtney Williams | Forward- Alyssa Thomas | Forward- DeWana Bonner | Center– Jonquel Jones Center– Shakira Austin

Prediction

All the odds are highly favoring the Connecticut Sun for this encounter. They are looking like a much stronger side than the Phoenix Mercury. Moreover, their confidence will be high after winning a one-sided affair just 2 days ago.

On the other hand, the Phoenix Mercury will play under the pressure of saving their playoff spot. They need to forget what happened till now and formulate a fresh plan to give a tough fight to Connecticut. As per the predictions and betting platforms, the Sun is expected to win this game tonight.

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Varun Sharma
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Varun is a huge NBA and F1 fanatic, which is also the reason why he is here. Pursuing a career in cloud computing and DevOps, he's always keen and eager to learn new things.
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