The Sun enters the contest with a 14-8 overall record and have won five of their past ten contests to maintain their fourth-place spot in the WNBA standings. The Dallas Wings defeated Connecticut 82–71 on July 5 in Texas, just before the All-Star break.
The Fever enters the game with a WNBA-long six-game losing streak and a league-worst record of 5-19 on the season. They have been struggling lately, finishing 2-8 over their previous 10 games. Indiana was coming off a 93-85 loss to the Chicago Sky on July 7th when the All-Star break was last weekend.
Connecticut Sun thrashed Indiana Fever in their last matchup in a high-paced game at home. Brionna Jones was the highest points scorer 19 including one 3-pointer, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists. Brionna’s resilient performance contributed to Sun’s magnificent victory for a final score of 88-69.
Head to Head:
Both teams have played three head-to-head matches:
Connecticut Sun have claimed 91.3 points per game; however, Fever have scored 74.6 points per game.
Which team can control the paint and win the game will depend largely on their ability to do so. Both sides have the potential to score in the paint, with the Fever ranked seventh and the Sun third in the WNBA in terms of scoring in the paint (38.1). (33.9).
In light of this, Connecticut are capable of defeating Indiana and resisting the Fever on their own floor with the help of its strong defense. Expect the Sun to defeat the Fever in Indiana to extend their losing skid to seven games and maintain their position near the top of the league standings.
The Sun should win easily, maybe by a margin in the double digits.