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Sun visit Mystics in hoops battle

Connecticut SunWashington Mystics
June 16, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Connecticut Sun vs Washington Mystics Odds

2-1TEAM RECORD1-2

The Mystics will try to cover the spread at Verizon Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Sun in basketball action.

The Sun will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 1-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Mystics are 1-2 ATS. Connecticut is 3-0 on the totals; Washington is 3-0.

View Connecticut vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Mystics as 3-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 151.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 82.7 PPG, against a Sun defense that ranks No. 6 at 76.7 PPG. The Mystics field goal percentage has averaged 44.4% so far, less than the Sun shooters have achieved on the year, 49% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Sun own the league's No. 5-rated mark, allowing 78 points per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in home scoring.

In their last action, Connecticut was a 90-79 winner at home against the Shock. They failed to cover the 15.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (169) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Connecticut got 19 points from Tina Charles en route to a 90-79 victory over Tulsa on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Last time out for Washington, they were an 84-77 loser as they battled the Sky at home. The Mystics failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 161 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mystics endured an 84-77 loss at the hands of the Sky on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Matee Ajavon at Verizon Center.

Connecticut Sun Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-3
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Tulsa are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-6
Before playing Tulsa are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Sun at Mystics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Connecticut's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games
Connecticut is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Washington
Connecticut is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Connecticut
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Connecticut home to Chicago, Sunday, June 19
Washington at Tulsa, Saturday, June 18

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