Connecticut Sun at Atlanta Dream WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/22/2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
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The Connecticut Sun travel to McCamish Pavilion to play the Atlanta Dream on Friday, June 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 6 point favorites.
The Sun have a record of 7-4. They are 1st in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 8.5 as they average 90.5 points per game while giving up 82.0 per contest. The Dream have an overall mark of 6-6. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They total 73.7 points per contest and give up 77.7, which is a point differential of -4.0.
Valuable Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 3-2 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 0-2 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 2-3 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 3-2-1 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
06/18/18 F Alyssa Thomas Shoulder is "?" Friday vs Atlanta Dream
06/18/18 F Chiney Ogwumike Knee is "?" Friday vs Atlanta Dream
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
06/19/18 G Brittney Sykes Foot is "?" Friday vs Connecticut Sun
06/19/18 G Tiffany Hayes Ankle is "?" Friday vs Connecticut Sun
Chiney Ogwumike comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 63% while her free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Jasmine Thomas averages 14.9 points per game in 26.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.9 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 42% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Angel McCoughtry averages 18.0 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Jessica Breland averages 7.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.0 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 35% and her free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 90.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.0 per game. The Sun allow 82.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 12th in the league with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 38%, while their average scoring margin is -4.0. They shoot 26% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Dream are 4th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Dream surrender 77.7 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 38.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Sun are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 101.1 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 81.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Connecticut is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 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 8th in the league.
Atlanta is 7th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 11th in the league. The Dream are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 92.5, and their defensive rating of 97.5 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 79.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 41% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +6
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