In a rematch of the 2019 WNBA Finals, the Mystics will be facing the Sun, trying to defend their crown. Those two teams started the season on completely opposite notes. Mystics are coming off a huge 25-point victory and Sun on the other hand scored only 69 points to a loss against Minnesota.
Date/Time: 07-29-2020, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Connecticut Sun +3.5
Sun have 0-1 record (0-1 ATS) this season and are last in the East. In the opening game of the season they lost by the Lynx 69-77, failing to cover the -2.5 handicap. Alyssa Thomas leads the team in scoring with 20 ppg, adding 8 rebounds and 4 assists per game. DeWanna Bonner adds 19 ppg and 8 rebounds.
Mystics have 1-0 record (1-0 ATS) this season and are first in the East. In their previous game they won against the Fever 101-76, easily covering the -1 handicap. Myisha Hines-Allen leads the team both in scoring with 27 ppg and in rebounding with 10 per game.
Both teams were tied 4-4 wins last season.
In the Finals, the Mystics won 3-2 and were crowned champions.
Mystics are better offensively (101 to 69), while both teams are very close defensively (76 to 77).
Washington have better percentages both in field goals (56% to 43%) and in 3-pointers (41% to 11%).
They are also better in rebounding (41 to 36). Both teams are very close both in assists (16 to 15) and in turnovers committed (13 to 14).
Bookmakers give the Mystics a -3.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They started the season strong and they will keep that momentum for another win.
Mystics vs Sun Prediction: Washington Mystics -3.5 (-111)