Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 9/7/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Monday, September 7, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
IMG Academy is the site where Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury (11-7, 5th in the Western Conference) will take on the Connecticut Sun (8-10, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) on Monday.
DeWanna Bonner comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Alyssa Thomas averages 15.1 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.8 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 51% for the year while her free throw percentage is 67%.
Diana Taurasi averages 19.7 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Brianna Turner averages 7.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 66% and her free throw percentage is 56%.
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Connecticut averages 78.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.8 per game. The Sun allow 79.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Phoenix is 2nd in the league with 87.9 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 21.4. The Mercury are 5th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Mercury surrender 84.5 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Sun are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 100.1 is ranked 8th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 78.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA. Connecticut is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 6th in the WNBA.
Phoenix is 6th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 9th in the league. The Mercury are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 80.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay Prediction?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut
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