The Mercury got a 35-point performance from DeWanna Bonner as Phoenix handed Connecticut a 91-82 defeat on Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Phoenix was the ATS victor, as they covered the 16-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 161.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Phoenix got 16 points from Diana Taurasi and another 9 points from Charde Houston. Alexis Hornbuckle contributed 5 assists, while Krystal Thomas cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.
Connecticut got 25 points from Renee Montgomery in a losing cause and another 18 points from Tina Charles. Kara Lawson contributed 4 assists for the Sun, while Mistie Mims had 9 rebounds.
Phoenix led at halftime, 52-40.
Phoenix won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-21.
Next game, Phoenix takes its act on the road to face Indiana looking for another win. For Connecticut, they head home to face Chicago.