If you simply look at their record, the Connecticut Sun look to be a subpar WNBA squad. At the time of this writing, the team is 2-5 with its wins coming against the rebuilding Chicago Sky and the winless San Antonio Stars. However, the Sun are a better team than their record shows.
The Sun have an average scoring margin of -0.1 ppg, as of June 7. 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 seven games, the Sun have had a different leading scorer in every single game.
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 5-0 ATS on the road this season and 4-1 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 four of their first seven games on the year while facing an average closing spread of +7. Three of those games saw the Sun ultimately lose by just two points while the fourth saw them dominate the above-mentioned Sky with a 97-79 victory.
Connecticut finally has back-to-back home games for the first time this season on June 10 and 14. However, the Sun find themselves on the road for three straight games after that against the Minnesota Lynx, New York Liberty and Dallas Wings.