Washington Mystics vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 5/28/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
The Washington Mystics (6-2) are headed to Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Connecticut Sun (4-2).
The Washington Mystics faced the Atlanta Dream and went home with a win by a final score of 70-50 in their last contest. Washington wrapped up the game with a 43.3% FG percentage (26 out of 60) and knocked down 7 of their 22 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Mystics converted 11 of 15 shots for a percentage of 73.3%. Regarding pulling down boards, they compiled 30 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 19 assists in this contest as well as creating 23 turnovers and earning 11 steals. When talking about defense, Washington let their opponent shoot 35.7% from the floor on 20 of 56 shooting. Atlanta doled out 9 dimes and had 8 steals for the game. Additionally, Atlanta snagged 36 boards (9 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Atlanta finished the game at 75.0% from the charity stripe by making 6 of their 8 shots. They also made 4 of their 21 attempts from distance.
Elena Delle Donne is a player who was a contributor for this game. She scored 15 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. She played 25 minutes and grabbed 6 boards. Delle Donne finished 53.8% from the floor but didn't record an assist.
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Washington heads into this contest with a record of 6-2 this year. They are averaging 80.3 pts per game (8th in the league) while going 45.0% from the field. The Mystics are shooting 35.7% on three-point attempts (60 of 168) and 81.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Washington is collecting 33.5 boards per contest and has earned 167 dimes on the year, which is 2nd in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 16.8 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Mystics have forced 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 fouls. The Mystics are allowing a shooting percentage of 42.2% (120 of 146) and they concede 33.4 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 7th in the WNBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 139 relinquished for the season. They give up 31.4% on three-point shots and they rank 1st in basketball in PPG from their opponents (72.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Connecticut Sun went home defeated by a final of 85-77 when they played the Dallas Wings. The Sun were able to snag 22 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 33 in this matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while earning 3 steals for the contest. The Wings were called for 24 personal fouls for this contest which got the Sun to the free throw line for a total of 24 shots. They were able to bury 20 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. In regard to shots from distance, Connecticut buried 3 of their 13 tries (23.1%). In all, the Sun went 27 for 68 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.7%. The Sun allowed the Wings to make 28 of their 70 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 40.0% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 31.8% from downtown by shooting 7 out of 22 and finished the game at 22 out of 24 from the free throw line (91.7%). When discussing attacking the glass, Connecticut permitted Dallas to grab 37 in all (13 on the offensive glass).
Alyssa Thomas ended up being a major contributor for the Sun in the game. She converted 4 of 12 for this game giving her a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and had 8 rebounds. Thomas tallied 13 points in her 37 mins of playing time and had 9 assists in this contest.
Connecticut has a mark of 4-2 this season. The Sun are committing 20.8 fouls per game and they go 79.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 19.2 times per contest (7th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.7 times per contest. Connecticut has accounted for 511 pts on the season (85.2 per game) and they pull in 33.7 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Sun are shooting 44.2% from the floor, which ranks 6th in the league. The Sun are ranked 2nd in the league in PPG surrendered with 74.3. They are forcing their opponents into 17.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.4% from the field (5th in the league). The Connecticut defense concedes 31.9% on 3-point shots (36 of 113) and their opposition knocks down 83.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 14.7 dimes and 27.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 1st and 1st in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Connecticut and under the total points
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