Mercury vs Sun Prediction: Must-win game for Mercury?

Mercury vs Sun Prediction: Must-win game for Mercury?

Mercury vs Sun Prediction: The Connecticut Sun will start as favorites to win their upcoming game against the Phoenix Mercury as per the latest predictions.

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.

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.

Mercury vs Sun Prediction: Winning Probability

PlatformMercurySunPredicted Winner
FiveThirtyEight18%82%Sun

Mercury vs Sun Prediction: 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.

Mercury vs Sun Prediction: Team Stats

StatsPhoenix MercuryConnecticut Sun
Points Per Game82.385.2
Rebounds Per Game31.236.4
Assists Per Game19.320.9

Mercury vs Sun Prediction: Injuries

Phoenix Mercury: Diamond DeShields (Guard)

Connecticut Sun: Bria Hartley (Guard)

Mercury vs Sun Prediction: 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.

Mercury vs Sun Prediction: Previous Meeting Highlights

Mercury vs Sun Prediction: 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

Mercury vs Sun Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Phoenix Mercury:

PlayerPositionPoints Per GameAssists Per GameRebounds Per Game
Skylar Diggins-SmithGuard19.85.74.2
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameAssists Per GameTurnovers Per Game
Diana TaurasiGuard16.73.92.7
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameSteals Per Game
Sophie CunninghamForward12.34.41.0

Connecticut Sun:

PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameSteals Per Game
Jonquel JonesCenter14.58.51.2
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameSteals Per Game
DeWanna BonnerForward13.84.81.3
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameAssists Per Game
Alyssa ThomasForward13.58.06.1

Mercury vs Sun Prediction:  Winner

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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