Connecticut Sun vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 6/29/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Washington Mystics
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Mystics (7-8) play the Connecticut Sun (10-5) at Entertainment and Sports Arena on Tuesday.
The Connecticut Sun took the court against the Chicago Sky and earned the victory with a final of 74-58 in their last contest. Connecticut walked away from the contest having earned a 42.2% field goal percentage (27 out of 64) and buried 6 out of their 14 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Sun knocked down 14 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 73.7%. Regarding rebounding, they earned 38 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 13 assists for the game as well as forcing 18 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In the matter of defense, Connecticut allowed their opponent to shoot 33.3% from the field on 23 out of 69 shooting. Chicago earned 14 assists and had 5 steals for this contest. Additionally, Chicago snagged 34 rebounds (14 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Chicago finished the contest at 100.0% from the free throw line by converting 7 of 7 attempts. They also buried 5 of their 24 attempts from distance.
Briann January is one player who came through for the matchup. She was able to score 2 points on 0 of 6 shooting. She was on the court for 33:48 mins and also grabbed 1 rebound. January walked away from this one shooting 0.0% from the floor and totaled 3 dimes. Someone else that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Sun was Brionna Jones. She grabbed 9 rebounds in her 33:03 min played on the night. She finished 61.5% from the field for the game by going 8-of-13 (21 points). When the time ran out, Jones earned 1 assist.
Connecticut heads into this one with a win-loss record of 10-5 on the season. They average 79.3 points per game (10th in the league) while connecting on 43.6% from the floor. The Sun are connecting on 36.1% on shots from downtown (108 of 299) and 79.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Connecticut is collecting 36.5 rebounds per contest and has earned 268 assists for the season, which is 9th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.9 times per game and as a team they are committing 18.9 personal fouls per contest. When they are on the defensive end, the Sun are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers per game while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. They are 3rd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 273 surrendered for the year. The Sun defense is giving up a FG percentage of 41.2% (185 of 272) and they concede 30.0 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 32.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 1st in the WNBA in opponents PPG (74.3).
The last time they took the court, the Washington Mystics took a loss by a score of 85-74 when they faced the Dallas Wings. The Mystics pulled down 27 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 32 in the game. They gave up possession 10 times, while earning 7 steals in this game. The Wings had 11 personal fouls in this game which took the Mystics to the free throw line for a total of 7 attempts. They were able to knock down 5 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. Pertaining to shooting from distance, Washington made 9 out of their 31 attempts (29.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Mystics went 30 for 72 from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.7%. The Mystics permitted the Wings to make 33 out of their 78 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 42.3% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 34.5% from beyond the arc by going 10 out of 29 and finished the game at 9 out of 9 at the free throw line (100.0%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Washington permitted Dallas to grab 40 in all (10 offensive).
Tina Charles was important for the Mystics for the game. She knocked down 11 out of 23 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 47.8%, and accounted for 10 rebounds. Charles racked up 27 points in her 36:24 mins on the court and accumulated 2 dimes for this game. An additional player that was important for Washington was Leilani Mitchell. She ended up walking away with 7 dimes in her 35:02 mins on the hardwood, and she put in 5 of 11 from the floor. Mitchell ended up shooting 45.5% from the field while also contributing 14 points and 2 rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 7-8 for the year. The Mystics are responsible for committing 18.7 fouls per contest and they go 84.2% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 19.1 times per game (6th in the WNBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.2 times per contest. Washington has accounted for 1,236 pts so far this year (82.4 per game) and they average 35.4 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Mystics are hitting on 40.6% from the floor, which is ranked 12th in the league. The Mystics on defense are ranked 9th in the WNBA in points given up per game with 83.5. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.7% from the field (10th in the league). The Washington defense allows 40.0% on three-point shots (126 of 315) and their opponents are connecting on 80.6% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 19.5 dimes and 35.4 total boards per game, which is 7th and 6th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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