Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury is lined up for us on Tuesday.
With the Sun having a guaranteed spot in the Playoffs, it is pretty sure that the team will be on the backfoot here, resting their players and going along for an easy win over the struggling Mercury.
The Mercury are at a tough spot, with 22% chances of finishing at 7th place this season. Their performance has most certainly been disappointing so far.
The Suns will host the Mercury on Thursday in the Mohegan Sun Arena.
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Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury: Odds
Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury: Recent Form
Coming off with a rather disappointing 89-81 loss from Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun sure have faced a setback. Still, their morale is high, their performance is on point and they seem very excited to take on the competition.
Even though they lost, it was a very close match and the Sun performed splendidly. Sun’s dynamic duo, Alyssa Thomas and DeWanna Bonner scored 45 points alone.
Phoenix Mercury have had a troublesome season so far. At the moment, Sophie Cunningham is the only one consistent with her performance, scoring 21 points last match. They lost 89-69 to NY Liberty. Shey Peddy also performed well, bagging 12 rebounds against NY.
Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury: Head to head
Connecticut Suns have won 19 matches against the Mercury and the Mercury have won 15. While the teams are oddly balanced and identical to each other, this season Sun have had a good momentum pushing them forwards.
The last head to head was won by the Sun with a score of 92-88.
Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury: Best Picks
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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 | Center – Tina Charles | Power Forward– Brianna Turner | Shooting Guard – Diana Taurasi | Small Forward – Diamond DeShields
Connecticut Sun: Power Forward – Breanna Stewart | Shooting Guard – Jewell Loyd | Point Guard – Sue Bird | Center – Mercedes Russell | Center – Ezi Magbegor
Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury: Prediction
The Sun have been consistent with their performance throughout the season and they will most likely be taking the victory here.
It is tough to predict that the Mercury will win this matchup.