Chicago Sky at Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/12/2018
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Mohegan Sun Arena
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The Chicago Sky travel to Mohegan Sun Arena to play the Connecticut Sun on Sunday, August 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 13.5 point favorites.
The Sky head into this matchup with a mark of 11-19. They are 4th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -7.2 as they average 82.5 points per contest while giving up 89.7 per game. The Sun have a record of 17-13. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 5.2 as they average 87.2 points per game while giving up 82.0 per contest.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Chicago Sky are 13-16-1 against the spread
The Chicago Sky are 18-12 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 14-16 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 14-15-1 against the over/under
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
07/05/18 G Jamierra Faulkner ACL is out for season
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Allie Quigley comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Sky. She pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 48% while her free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Diamond DeShields averages 13.4 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.0 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 39% for the year while her free throw percentage is 84%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 12.7 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Chiney Ogwumike averages 14.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 61% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 82.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 14.5 per game. The Sky allow 89.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 3rd in the league with 87.2 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.6. The Sun are 5th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Sun surrender 82.0 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 18.3 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Sky are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Chicago is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 2nd in the league.
Connecticut is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 5th in the WNBA. The Sun are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 103.8, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 8th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 79 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 2nd. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? WNBA game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago -13.5 and under 179.5 points
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