If you simply look at their record, the Connecticut Sun look like a middling WNBA squad. At the time of this writing, the team is 5-5 with most of those wins coming against ho-hum competition. However, the Sun are a better team than their record shows.
The Sun have an average scoring margin of +5.7 ppg as of June 22. Connecticut’s committee-based offense makes it difficult for an opponent to focus on just one player, with five different members of the Sun averaging double-digit points per game. Through their first 10 games, the Sun have had six different leading scorers.
Though maybe not the sexiest scheme, this collective approach to offense keeps the Sun in every game they play, which in turn has made them dangerous to sportsbooks. Connecticut is 6-0 ATS on the road this season and 5-1 ATS when being pegged as an underdog. The Sun have not lost a road game by more than two points this season despite dates at Washington and Minnesota already.
The Sun have closed as road dogs in five of their first 10 games on the year while facing an average closing spread of +7.5. One of those games saw the Sun upset the undefeated Minnesota Lynx while three saw the team ultimately lose by just two points.
Connecticut has back-to-back road games against the New York Liberty and the Dallas Wings on June 23 and 25. The Sun have already faced the Liberty once less than 10 days ago, picking up an easy 96-76 victory. The Sun and Wings have yet to play this season.