Dallas Wings at Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/14/2018
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Mohegan Sun Arena
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The Dallas Wings travel to Mohegan Sun Arena to play the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 10.5 point favorites.
The Wings head into this matchup with a mark of 14-17. They are 6th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 2.4 as they average 86.9 points per contest while giving up 84.5 per game. The Sun have a record of 18-13. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 5.2 as they average 87.0 points per game while giving up 81.8 per contest.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Dallas Wings are 17-13-1 against the spread
The Dallas Wings are 18-12-1 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 14-17 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 14-16-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
08/12/18 C Liz Cambage Concussion is "?" Tuesday vs Connecticut Sun
06/12/18 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Skylar Diggins-Smith comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Wings. She pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Liz Cambage averages 23.0 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.4 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 59% for the year while her free throw percentage is 73%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 12.7 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% 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 7.4 rebounds per contest and 1.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 61% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 86.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.8 per game. The Wings allow 84.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th 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 19.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 2nd in the league with 87.0 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 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.3. The Sun are 5th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Sun surrender 81.8 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 13.5 per game this season.
The Wings are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 79.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 7th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Dallas is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 8th in the league.
Connecticut is 7th in the WNBA 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 50%, which is 5th in the league. The Sun are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 79.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 3rd. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -10.5
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