Connecticut Sun at Atlanta Dream WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/5/2018
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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The Connecticut Sun travel to McCamish Pavilion to take on the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 4.5 point favorites.
The Sun have a record of 5-0. They are 1st in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 17.7 as they average 96.3 points per game while giving up 78.7 per contest. The Dream have an overall mark of 2-3. They are 5th in the Eastern Conference. They total 76.3 points per contest and give up 79.0, which is a point differential of -2.8.
Valuable Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 2-1 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 0-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 1-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 1-1 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
No key injuries to report
Alyssa Thomas comes into this game averaging 16.3 points per contest while being on the court 32.0 minutes per night so far this year for the Sun. She grabs 10.0 rebounds per contest and hands out 4.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 63% while her free throw percentage is currently at 60%. Chiney Ogwumike averages 12.3 points per game in 25.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 0.7 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 67% for the year while her free throw percentage is 71%.
Tiffany Hayes averages 17.5 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 36% and her free throw percentage currently is at 93%. Angel McCoughtry averages 15.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 96.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 17.7 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 45% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.7 per game. The Sun allow 78.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 16.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 11th in the league with 76.3 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 38%, while their average scoring margin is -2.8. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 17. The Dream are 5th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Dream surrender 79.0 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 17.5 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 38.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Sun are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 118.2, and their defensive rating of 96.5 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 81.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Connecticut is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 11th in the league.
Atlanta is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 9th in the WNBA. The Dream are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 98.8, and their offensive rating of 95.4 is ranked 9th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 79.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 42% is 11th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Connecticut +4.5
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