Phoenix Mercury vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 9/9/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Mercury vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
IMG Academy is the site where Alyssa Thomas and the Connecticut Sun (10-10, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Phoenix Mercury (12-8, 5th in the Western Conference) on Wednesday.
Brianna Turner comes into this contest averaging 7.1 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Mercury. She pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 62% while her free throw percentage is currently at 59%. Skylar Diggins-Smith averages 17.8 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.4 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 48% for the year while her free throw percentage is 90%.
Alyssa Thomas averages 15.7 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Jasmine Thomas averages 10.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 91%.
Phoenix averages 86.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.1 per game. The Mercury allow 83.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 18.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Connecticut is 10th in the league with 79.9 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 18.7. The Sun are 10th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Sun surrender 78.8 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Mercury are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 104 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 80.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Phoenix is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 11th in the league.
Connecticut is 10th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 7th in the league. The Sun are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.9, and their defensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 78.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut
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