Connecticut Sun at Chicago Sky WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/10/2018
Friday, August 10, 2018
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The Connecticut Sun travel to Wintrust Arena to play the Chicago Sky on Friday, August 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 8 point favorites.
The Sun have a record of 17-12. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 5.7 as they average 87.2 points per game while giving up 81.5 per contest. The Sky head into this matchup with a mark of 10-19. They are 4th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -7.8 as they average 82.0 points per contest while giving up 89.8 per game.
Valuable Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 14-15 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 13-15-1 against the over/under
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Chicago Sky are 12-16-1 against the spread
The Chicago Sky are 17-12 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
07/05/18 G Jamierra Faulkner ACL is out for season
Jasmine Thomas comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Chiney Ogwumike averages 14.4 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.0 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 61% for the year while her free throw percentage is 79%.
Allie Quigley averages 16.1 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Diamond DeShields averages 13.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 87.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.0 per game. The Sun allow 81.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 5th in the league with 82.0 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -7.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 20.3. The Sky are 1st in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Sky surrender 89.8 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game this season.
The Sun are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 79 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 2nd. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Connecticut is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 6th in the league.
Chicago is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 2nd in the WNBA. The Sky are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 1st. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% 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?
Guy's Pick: Take Connecticut +8
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