- The Connecticut Sun are 9-point home favorites over the Seattle Storm in a WNBA game slated for Thursday, July 6
- Connecticut have won four in a row straight up over Seattle
- The teams have split their last four meetings in Connecticut 2-2. Read on for our Storm vs Sun picks here
There’s a storm brewing around the Connecticut Sun (12-5) and no, we’re not talking about the Seattle Storm (4-12). Losers of two games in a row, still seeking to get straightened out following a season-ending injury to center Brionna Jones, the Sun will actually find the arrival of the Storm to be somewhat soothing.
Seattle’s WNBA team is weathering with its own struggles. The Storm come to Connecticut on a three-game skid.
Oddsmakers are anticipating that the skies will be clearing and the Sun will be shining. Connecticut is set as solid 9-point home favorites in the Storm vs Sun odds.
Storm vs Sun Odds
|Seattle Storm||+340||+9 (-110)||O 164.5 (-110)|
|Connecticut Sun||-425||-9 (-110)||U 164.5 (-110)|
Connecticut has fashioned a four-game winning steak against Seattle. However, the average winning margin in those games is 7.25 points, below the 9-point spread assigned to this game in the Storm vs Sun odds.
Seattle is 2-4 SU over the club’s past six road games. Odds as of July 6 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
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How to Watch Seattle vs Connecticut
Tip-off for this game is set for 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, July 6 at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The game is available for viewing on WNBA League Pass.
Storm vs Sun Betting Trends
In the WNBA public betting splits, the people are overwhelmingly with the Sun. Connecticut is getting 97% of handle and 78% of bets in the spread splits. The Sun are 5-3 against the spread at home this season. Moneyline splits are also leaning heavily toward Connecticut. The Sun are garnering 96% of handle and 75% of bets. Seattle is 2-3 SU on the road this season.
In terms of the total of 164.5 points, it’s the over that is getting massive action in the Storm vs Sun odds. It’s pulling 96% of handle and 78% of bets. Four of Connecticut’s last five games have gone over.
Connecticut is the +1600 fourth betting choice in the WNBA Championship odds. The Sun are set with a win total of 26.5. Play the over at odds of +100, or the under at a betting line of -120. Seattle is set at +25000 to win the WNBA championship, the second-longest betting line of any team.
Sun Struggling to Keep Up Minus Jones
Jones was lost for the season following an Achilles injury. She suffered that injury June 20 during an 85-79 win over Seattle.
DeWanna Bonner paced the Sun attack in the victory over the Storm. She scored 19 points. For the season, Bonner is leading Connecticut in scoring, averaging 17.7 points per game.
No one in the league is dominating like The Engine.
— Connecticut Sun (@ConnecticutSun) July 5, 2023
Alyssa Thomas recored the fifth career triple-double of her WNBA career in that win over the Storm. She finished the contest with 13 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists. Thomas is Connecticut’s season leader in rebounds (8.2) and assists (10.1).
Storm Not Seattle’s Finest
The Storm are not only winless in three, they’re 1-5 SU over their past six games.
Jewell Loyd continues to carry the hot hand for Seattle. She’s leading the WNBA in scoring with 25.8 points per game.
— Seattle Storm (@seattlestorm) July 6, 2023
Loyd scored 33 points in the June 20 loss to Connecticut. She netted 27 in Seattle’s Sunday loss at New York.
Seattle Storm vs Connecticut Sun Stats
|83.9||Points Per Game||79.4|
|44.0%||Field Goal Percentage||39.6%|
Looking to beef up their depth, the Storm were signing veteran guard/forward Gabby Williams to a contract on Monday. Last season with Seattle, Williams averaged 7.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals.
Seattle vs Connecticut Prediction
The Storm covered as 8-point home underdogs in that June 20 setback. However, Seattle is 0-2 SU and ATS in the last two games between the two teams played in Connecticut.
The Sun are 3-1 ATS in the past four meetings with the Storm.
Storm vs Sun Picks: Connecticut Sun -9 (-110).
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