In this battle between the two best squads of the East, the leaders of the conference and of the whole WNBA Connecticut Sun (7-1), looking to extend their current winning streak, are hosting the second Washington Mystics (5-4), who want to end a losing streak of their own. WNBA Washington Mystics vs Connecticut Sun Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 06-13-2017 19:00 EDT
Spread: Connecticut Sun -9.5
Connecticut Sun have a 7-1 record so far this season and currently sit on the first place of the East and of the whole league. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against the Minnesota Lynx with an 89-75 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Jasmine Thomas with 14 ppg, adding a team high 5.1 dimes per game. She is followed by Alyssa Thomas with 13.2 ppg, 4.5 dimes and a team high 10.8 boards per game, while Chiney Ogwumike adds 13 ppg and 7.6 boards per game.
Washington Mystics have a 5-4 record so far this season are currently tied with the Atlanta Dream in the second place of the Eastern Conference. They have lost four of their last five matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Minnesota Lynx with an 80-88 score, not beating the odds. The Mystics are led in scoring by Elena Delle Donne with 14.8 ppg, adding a team high 6.2 boards per game. She is followed by Kristi Toliver with 14.4 ppg 3.2 dimes per game, while Ariel Atkins adds 12.2 ppg.
In their previous meeting earlier this season, Connecticut won on the road with a 64-88 score. Last season Connecticut led Washington 2-1 wins. Sun are 4-0 at home so far this season, while Mystics are 2-2 on the road. Sun have the best offense in the league, scoring 92.6 ppg to Mystics’ 81.9 and they also have the third-best defense, allowing 76.9 ppg to Mystics’ 82.7.
The Sun also lead the league in field goal percentage, shooting with 47% to Mystics’ 45.1%, while both teams have almost identical 3-point percentage (35.5% and 35.3%). Sun also lead the league both in assists made, with 21.1 to Mystics’ league-low of 15 and in rebounding, grabbing 39.9 to Mystics’ 30.8 and also commit fewer turnovers (13.6 and 14.3). Connecticut are by far the best team in the league right now and Vegas odds give them a -9.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home victory.
Washington Mystics vs Connecticut Sun Prediction: Connecticut Sun -9.5 (-114)
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