Washington Mystics vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 5/28/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
The Washington Mystics (2-3) travel to Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Connecticut Sun (5-1).
The Washington Mystics played the Indiana Fever and earned the victory with a final of 85-69 in their last contest. Washington ended the game with a 50.0% FG percentage (34 of 68) and knocked down 12 out of their 28 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Mystics knocked down 5 of 6 shots for a rate of 83.3%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they collected 26 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 25 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 1 steal. When it comes to defense, Washington allowed the other team to go 43.8% from the field on 28 of 64 shooting. Indiana earned 21 assists and had 5 steals for this contest. Moreover, Indiana pulled down 33 boards (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Indiana finished the contest at 80.0% from the free throw line by making 8 of their 10 shots. They also converted 5 of 14 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Sydney Wiese is a player who was a contributor for the game. She walked away with 6 points on 2 of 4 shooting. She played for 34:10 mins but had no rebounds when the time ran out. Wiese finished 50.0% from the field and distributed 4 dimes. An additional player that came through in the matchup for the Mystics was Tina Charles. She had 6 rebounds in 34:06 min played on the night. She finished the contest at 56.5% from the floor for this game by hitting 13-of-23 (30 points). At the conclusion of this game, Charles had 2 assists.
Washington will play this contest with a mark of 2-3 so far this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.6 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.4 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Washington is pulling down 35.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 88 assists on the year, which is 7th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Mystics are shooting 31.9% on shots from downtown (46 of 144) and 86.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 77.8 points per game (9th in the WNBA) while hitting 38.2% from the field. On defense, the Mystics are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.4 personal fouls. They give up 41.6% on shots from distance and they are 2nd in the WNBA in opponents points per game (78.2). The Mystics are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.2% (76 of 77) and they surrender 36.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 11th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 108 relinquished for the season.
When they last played, the Connecticut Sun took a loss by a final score of 90-87 against the Seattle Storm. The Sun recorded 32 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 16 times, while earning 7 steals in this game. The Storm committed 17 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Sun to the free throw line for 17 tries. They were able to convert 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 76.5%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Connecticut made 8 of 19 tries (42.1%). In all, the Sun finished shooting 33 for 70 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.1%. The Sun permitted the Storm to knock down 29 out of 72 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 40.3% in the matchup. They finished 46.4% from distance by going 13 of 28 and finished the contest at 19 out of 25 from the free throw line (76.0%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Connecticut permitted Seattle to pull down 38 in total (9 offensive).
Jonquel Jones ended up being important for the Sun for the contest. She buried 10 out of 19 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 52.6%, and accumulated 13 rebounds. Jones earned 28 points in her 41:23 minutes on the court and accounted for 3 dimes in this matchup. One more player who came through for Connecticut was Jasmine Thomas. She wrapped the game up with 6 assists in her 41:09 minutes on the hardwood, and she put in 3 of 12 from the field. Thomas walked away from this one going 25.0% from the field while also contributing 9 points and 5 rebounds.
Connecticut has a win-loss record of 5-1 on the season. The Sun are committing 19.8 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 75.3% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 19.5 times per game (6th in the WNBA) and they turn it over 13.3 times per game. Connecticut has totaled 495 pts on the year (82.5 per game) and they grab 40.5 boards per game. As an offense, the Sun are shooting 44.3% from the field, which is 5th in the WNBA. The Sun on the defensive side of the court are 1st in the league in PPG allowed with 72.3. They have allowed 16.5 assists and 28.7 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 1st and 1st in the league. The Connecticut defense gives up 31.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (38 of 122) and their opponents are making 81.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 12.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 39.1% from the field (2nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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