Sun vs Mercury Prediction: Connecticut to crush Phoenix

Sun vs Mercury Prediction: Connecticut to crush Phoenix

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

It’s very important for the already qualified teams to not lose the momentum ahead of the playoffs. The Connecticut Sun will look to bounce back firmly when they host the Phoenix Mercury for the next WNBA fixture tonight. The Sun’s winning streak of 4 games came to an end with a narrow defeat to the Sky by a margin of just 3 points in overtime. The thrilling matchup undoubtedly looked like a contest between two champion sides. DeWanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas were the shining starts for Connecticut as they added 45 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 assists together. The Sun will aim to crush Mercury and get back to winning ways tonight.

It’s high time for the Phoenix Mercury to bring out their best if they want to book a playoff berth. The Mercury will lose their spot in the top 8 if they fail to win the upcoming games. A big defeat by a margin of 20 points to a lower-ranked team, Liberty in the last fixture has already raised alarming signals. Sophie Cunningham was the top scorer for Phoenix with 21 points. Skylar Diggins-Smith also gave a good contribution of 13 points with 11 assists. The Mercury desperately needs a complete team effort if they want to avoid a loss at the Mohegan Sun Arena tonight. 

Sun vs Mercury Prediction: Winning Probability

PlatformSunMercuryPredicted Winner
FiveThirtyEight80%20%Sun

Sun vs Mercury Prediction:  Recent Form

The Connecticut Sun is already through to the playoffs as a result of their fantastic performance so far. They are currently at 20-10 in the second position of the Eastern Conference (Overall #3 seed). Connecticut has won 4 of the last 5 games. They have maintained an excellent home record of 10-5 till now. The Sun will be hosting the Phoenix Mercury after losing the last game to the Chicago Sky with a score of 92-95.

The Phoenix Mercury has been inconsistent this season. They are currently struggling at 13-17 in the fourth position of the Western Conference (Overall #7 seed). Phoenix has got 3 wins from the last 5 games. On the road trips, they have been 4-12 as of now. The Mercury will be facing the Connecticut Sun after facing a 69-89 defeat to the New York Liberty in the last game.

Sun vs Mercury Prediction: Team Stats

StatsConnecticut SunPhoenix Mercury
Points Per Game85.182.9
Rebounds Per Game36.231.1
Assists Per Game20.819.5

Sun vs Mercury Prediction: Injuries

Connecticut Sun: Bria Hartley (Guard)

Phoenix Mercury: Diamond DeShields (Guard), Kia Nurse (Guard)

Sun vs Mercury Prediction: Head to Head

Both these teams have met 34 times in the WNBA. The Connecticut Sun has been the better side as they won 19 games, while the Phoenix Mercury could win 15 of them. If we talk about the last 5 matchups, 4 games were won by Connecticut and only 1 by Phoenix. The previous meeting took place this season on 3 June 2022. The Connecticut Sun won that fixture with a score of 92-88. 

Sun vs Mercury Prediction: Previous Meeting Highlights

Sun vs Mercury Prediction: Possible Lineup

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

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

Sun vs Mercury Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Connecticut Sun:

PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameSteals Per Game
Jonquel JonesCenter14.68.51.2
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameSteals Per Game
DeWanna BonnerForward13.84.82.7
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameAssists Per Game
Alyssa ThomasForward13.58.06.1

Phoenix Mercury:

PlayerPositionPoints Per GameAssists Per GameRebounds Per Game
Skylar Diggins-SmithGuard20.05.84.3
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameAssists Per GameTurnovers Per Game
Diana TaurasiGuard17.34.02.7
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameSteals Per Game
Sophie CunninghamForward12.24.51.0

Sun vs Mercury Prediction: Winner

The Connecticut Sun has dominated many sides in their home arena this season. They will look to repeat the same tonight. On the other hand, the Phoenix Mercury can’t afford to drop too many games in the upcoming week to consolidate their playoff chances. It will be a mammoth task for them to defeat the mighty Sun today. All the predictions and betting platforms are favoring the Sun for this fixture. 

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