Chicago Sky vs Connecticut Sun Expert WNBA Picks 9/6/2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
Mohegan Sun Arena
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Mohegan Sun Arena is the venue where Jasmine Thomas and the Connecticut Sun (23-9, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) will play the Chicago Sky (19-13, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) on Friday.
The Sky have been a great play for WNBA bettors, having gone 20-11 ATS. Connecticut covers the spread 48.4% of the time, going 15-16 against the spread.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky have been a great Over choice for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 20-11.
The Sky are covering 64.3% of the time away from home, having gone 9-5 ATS.
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
Connecticut covers the spread 33.3% of the time at Mohegan Sun Arena, going 5-10 against the spread.
The Sun have been an inconsistent Under choice for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 15-17.
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
08/13/19 F/C Jantel Lavender Foot is out for season
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
06/26/19 G Layshia Clarendon Ankle is out 3-4 months
Courtney Vandersloot comes into this game averaging 11.2 points per contest while being on the court 29.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Sky. She grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and hands out 9.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 45% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Diamond DeShields averages 15.8 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 40% for the year while her free throw percentage is 84%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 11.3 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Courtney Williams averages 13.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 83.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They average 36.5 rebounds per contest and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.2 per game. The Sky allow 82.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 18.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 4th in the league with 80.3 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.2. The Sun are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Sun surrender 76.2 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 19.2 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Sky are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 103 is ranked 6th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 81.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA. Chicago is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 11th in the WNBA.
Connecticut is 11th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 5th in the league. The Sun are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102.7, and their defensive rating of 97.4 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 78.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 4th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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