Connecticut Sun vs Atlanta Dream Prediction: Connecticut Sun is predicted to win their upcoming game against the Atlanta Dream.
The WNBA has completed six weeks of its regular season with a lot of action left for the fans. On Wednesday night, the top seed Connecticut Sun is all geared up to play the Atlanta Dream at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
Both the sides are coming off defeats and are looking to get back to winning ways but this means more to the Atlanta side than to the hosts.
The pundits and the fans are well aware that the Sun is the favorite to extend their stint at the top even though an upset by the away team should count as a surprise.
Connecticut Sun vs Atlanta Dream Prediction
Connecticut Sun vs Atlanta Dream Prediction: Recent Form
The Connecticut Sun who came in as one of the top favorites has justified the tag by consistently performing well. As a result, they are sitting prettily at the eastern conference. They have so far achieved 10 triumphs in 14 outings, amassing a win percentage of 71.4% with a balanced home and away record of 5-2. In their last 5 outings, they managed to trump the likes of Aces, Mercury, Storm, and Fever with their only defeat coming in the last match against Chicago Sky.
Looking at Dream’s campaign so far, it has been far from their dream of achieving victories on a regular basis. Despite having a 53.8% winning percentage, their inconsistency has been the biggest Achilles heel as they are tattering in 4th position in the table.
Looking at their last five appearances, they managed to get the better of their opposition on two occasions while losing against Sky, Storm, and Mercury. The Atlanta side is trying to get rid of three match-winning streaks on Wednesday night.
Connecticut Sun vs Atlanta Dream Prediction: Head-to-head
Matches: 31: Sun: 16 Dream: 9 Draw: 6
Last Meeting: Sun won 94-78 against Dream on 1st May 2022.
Connecticut Sun vs Atlanta Dream Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Jonquel Jones who has played at the center position has tons of experience in the WNBA but had a rare off day at the office as she provided just 7 points in 35 minutes.
Jackie Young who is the shooting guard has 3.6 assists and 1.8 turnovers while the point guard Natisha Heideman needs to bring her A-game to the fore to avoid another loss. She has averaged 8.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game this season.
DeWanna Bonner brings the power and versatility to the center with a free throw percentage of 76.1% and a field goal percentage of 44.8% in 11 games.
Nia Coffey hasn’t really shown up this side which is clearly reflected in numbers. The Center player has averaged 6.8 points and has 24% 3-pointer conversion so far.
Cheyenne Parker’s performance has raised a lot of eyebrows with the forward accumulating 20 points against Mercury.
Aari Mcdonald who will be the shooting guard has averaged 9.4 points in every outing and has to be consistent in the coming games for the side to succeed.
Rhyne Howard who plays as the forward pitched in with 25 points and 3 rebounds in her last match.
Connecticut Sun vs Atlanta Dream Prediction: Predicted Winner
The clash between two quality sides is always something to look forward to, despite the hosts holding all the aces. The Dream has stepped up quite well but they need to sustain this for long periods to see a jump in their odds.
According to Oddschecker, the Atlanta team has outside odds of 120/1 while the Connecticut Sun is the 2nd favorite with odds of 4/1.
Looking at predictions from FiveThirtyEight, the hosts have a 49% chance of making it to the finals while having a mighty 26% chance of grabbing the title. In contrast, the Dream has 4% of going all the way but is quite certain of booking a seat in the playoffs.