In Game 2 of the 2019 WNBA Finals, the team that held the best record in the league during the regular season, the Washington Mystics (26-8), after winning the opening game at home and taking a 1-0 lead in the series, are hosting once again the 2nd in the league Connecticut Sun (23-11), who are looking to even the series tonight.
Date/Time: 10-01-2019 20:00 EDT
Spread: Washington Mystics -8
Washington Mystics had a 26-8 record (20-13 against the spread) in the regular season and finished first in the WNBA. They have won 10 of their last 11 matches and in their last game they won at home against Connecticut in Game 1 of the finals with a 95-86 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Elena Delle Donne with 21.4 ppg, adding a team high 7.6 boards per game. She is followed by Emma Meesseman with 19.2 ppg and 5.6 boards per game..
Connecticut Sun had a 23-11 record (14-19-1 against the spread) and in the regular season and finished second in the league. Ijn their last game they saw a three-game winning streak getting snapped by losing against Washington in Game 1 of the finals with an 86-95 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Courtney Williams with 20.8 ppg, adding 7.8 boards and 5 dimes per game. She is followed by Jasmine Thomas with 15.5 ppg, 4 boards and a team high 6 dimes per game.
In their four previous meetings so far this season both teams are tied 2-2 wins with each team winning at home (Mystics won both games by an average of 26 points). Washington are 17-3 at home so far season, while Connecticut are 9-10 on the road. Washington are better offensively, scoring a league-best of 89.7 ppg to Connecticut’s 81.3, while Connecticut are better defensively, allowing 77.5 ppg to Washington’s 79. Washington have a better accuracy both from the field (47% to 42.6%) and from behind the arc (37% to 35.5%). Connecticut on the other hand grab more rebounds (36.8 to 33.3), while Washington dish more assists (21.9 to 19.3) and commit fewer turnovers per game (11.8 to 14.2). Bookmakers give the Mystics a -8 spread and expect them to beat the odds for another home victory.
Connecticut Sun vs Washington Mystics Game 2 Prediction: Washington Mystics -8 (-110)
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