Atlanta Dream at Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/17/2018
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Mohegan Sun Arena
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The Atlanta Dream travel to Mohegan Sun Arena to play the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 7.5 point favorites.
The Dream head into this matchup with a mark of 12-9. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -2.6 as they average 77.3 points per contest while giving up 79.8 per game. The Sun have an overall mark of 12-10. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They total 86.0 points per contest and give up 82.5, which is a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 6-4 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 8-4-1 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 4-4 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 2-5 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tiffany Hayes comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Angel McCoughtry averages 17.3 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.7 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 87%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 12.6 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Chiney Ogwumike averages 15.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 77.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.5 per game. The Dream allow 79.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 19.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 3rd in the league with 86.0 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 18.9. The Sun are 4th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Sun surrender 82.5 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 17.6 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Dream are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 96.5, and their defensive rating of 99.8 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 80.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Atlanta is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 10th in the league.
Connecticut is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 7th in the WNBA. The Sun are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 6th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 79.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 5th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut -7.5
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