Connecticut Sun at Dallas Wings WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/8/2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
College Park Center
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The Connecticut Sun travel to College Park Center to play the Dallas Wings on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 2 point favorites.
The Sun have a record of 16-12. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 5.6 as they average 86.8 points per game while giving up 81.1 per contest. The Wings head into this matchup with a mark of 14-14. They are 6th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 3.8 as they average 87.2 points per contest while giving up 83.4 per game.
Valuable Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 13-15 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 12-15-1 against the over/under
Important Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Dallas Wings are 17-10-1 against the spread
The Dallas Wings are 16-11-1 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
08/07/18 G Skylar Diggins-Smith Head is "?" Wednesday vs Conneticut Sun
06/12/18 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
Chiney Ogwumike comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 61% while her free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jasmine Thomas averages 12.5 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 40% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
Liz Cambage averages 22.8 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 9.6 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 58% and her free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Skylar Diggins-Smith averages 18.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 86.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.1 per game. The Sun allow 81.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 2nd in the league with 87.2 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 18.3. The Wings are 3rd in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Wings surrender 83.4 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.9 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 32.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season.
The Sun are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 2nd. 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. Connecticut is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 7th in the league.
Dallas is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 9th in the league. The Wings are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 79.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 7th. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Connecticut +2 and under 158 points
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