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Mercury Host the Sun in WNBA Action

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Sun Look to Get on Track on the Road at the Mercury

The Connecticut Sun and the Phoenix Mercury will meet on Thursday when they battle at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Mercury return home after a four-game road trip.

The Sun have dropped six of their last nine games and are looking to get back on track.

Oddsmakers have the Mercury as a 6.5-point favorite and the total is sitting at 168.

Mercury are Tied for Best Record in the WNBA

Phoenix was a 84-74 winner in its last game on the road against the Washington Mystics. They covered the +3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 158 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Mercury appear to be back to playing the way they were earlier in the season. When they first hosted the Sun last month while they were in the midst of an eight-game winning streak.

That streak ended with two straight losses. The Mercury now share the best record in the WNBA with the Seattle Storm after the turnaround.

The Mercury have not played since Saturday. They snapped the Washington Mystics’ four-game winning streak.

Brittney Griner finished with 24 points. She also and seven rebounds and tied her season high with four assists. DeWanna Bonner scored 23 points and snatched eight rebounds.. Diana Taurasi collected a season-high nine assists, six rebounds and seven points.

Sun Coming off Biggest Win of the Season

In their last action, Connecticut was a 73-72 winner on the road against the Los Angeles Sparks. They covered the +9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (145) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

The Sun have lost six of their last nine games. It was a tough stretch that included an 89-72 loss at Phoenix on June 16. Connecticut started the season as the WNBA’s hottest team at 7-1.

Chiney Ogwumike‘s layup with 18.5 seconds left gave the Sun the win in front of 6,280 at the Staples Center. Ogwumike had 21 points, seven rebounds and two steals for the Sun. They clinched the season series against the Sparks.

Alyssa Thomas missed her eighth straight game with a shoulder injury. Fellow starter Courtney Williams missed her second straight for personal reasons.

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Connecticut at Las Vegas Saturday, July 7
Phoenix at Atlanta Sunday, July 8

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