Connecticut Sun vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 6/19/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Washington Mystics
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Mystics (10-7) host the Connecticut Sun (11-4) at Entertainment and Sports Arena on Sunday.
The Connecticut Sun faced the Atlanta Dream and went home with a win by a final score of 105-92 in their last game. Connecticut ended having earned a 51.9% FG percentage (40 out of 77) and knocked down 14 of their 26 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Sun buried 11 of 15 tries for a percentage of 73.3%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they earned 33 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 30 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When talking about defense, Connecticut allowed 46.1% from the field on 35 out of 76 shooting. Atlanta distributed 18 dimes and had 9 steals for this game. Additionally, Atlanta had 37 rebounds (13 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Atlanta ended up shooting 62.5% when shooting free throws by making 10 of their 16 tries. They made 12 out of their 29 attempts from downtown.
Courtney Williams is one player who was a contributor for the game. She notched 20 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. She was on the court for 24 mins played and also collected 8 rebounds. Williams ended up going 66.7% from the field and also distributed 2 assists.
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Connecticut steps onto the court with a record of 11-4 so far this year. They have an average of 88.3 pts per game (2nd in the WNBA) while hitting 46.9% from the floor. The Sun are shooting 38.1% on three-point shots (102 of 268) and 79.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Connecticut is pulling down 35.9 boards per game and has earned 318 dimes so far this season, which is 3rd in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.3 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.7 fouls per game. When they are on the defensive end, the Sun are able to force 15.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.7 personal fouls. They are 6th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 278 conceded on the year. The Sun defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.5% (235 of 325) and they concede 28.5 rebounds per game as a team. They are relinquishing 32.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 5th in the league in PPG allowed (78.8).
The last time they took the court, the Washington Mystics took a defeat with a final score of 77-65 when they faced the New York Liberty. The Mystics collected 32 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 37 in this matchup. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Liberty earned 14 personal fouls in the game which got the Mystics to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They were able to make 9 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 64.3%. Concerning 3-point attempts, Washington made 8 of 29 attempts (27.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Mystics went 24 for 65 from the floor which had them at 36.9%. The Mystics allowed the Liberty to make 31 of their 69 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 44.9% in this game. They shot 19.4% from behind the 3-point line via 6 out of 31 and finished the contest at 9 out of 13 at the charity stripe (69.2%). When talking about team rebounding, Washington permitted New York to pull down 38 in total (5 offensive).
Natasha Cloud pitched in for the Mystics in this contest. She buried 6 of 14 for the matchup giving her a rate of 42.9%, and had 5 rebounds. Cloud earned 17 points in her 33 minutes of playing time and totaled 7 dimes in this contest.
Washington has a record of 10-7 on the season. As an offense, the Mystics are shooting 43.6% from the floor, which ranks them 6th in basketball. Washington has scored 1,350 points this year (79.4 per contest) and they grab 34.9 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 20.4 times per contest (5th in the WNBA) and they turn it over 12.8 times per contest. The Mystics are responsible for committing 16.1 personal fouls per game and they connect on 77.6% from the free throw line. The Mystics are ranked 1st in the league in PPG given up with 75.3. They are able to force 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (5th in the league). The Washington defense allows 32.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (127 of 391) and opponents are converting on 75.4% of their free throw shots. They allow 18.9 dimes and 33.6 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 5th and 5th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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