Chicago Sky vs Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/30/2019
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Mohegan Sun Arena
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Diamond DeShields and the Chicago Sky (11-8, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) head to Mohegan Sun Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Connecticut Sun (13-6, 1st in the Eastern Conference).
The Sky have been a very good play for basketball wagerers, having gone 11-7 ATS. Connecticut covers the spread 47.4% of the time, going 9-10 against the spread.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky have been a terrible Over choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 8-10.
The Sky are covering the spread 57.1% of the time as the visitor, having gone 4-3 ATS.
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
Connecticut covers the spread 22.2% of the time at Mohegan Sun Arena, going 2-7 against the spread.
The Sun have been a terrible Over choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 7-12.
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
06/11/19 G Jamierra Faulkner Knee is out indefinitely
06/11/19 FW Katie Lou Samuelson Hand is out indefinitely
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
06/26/19 G Layshia Clarendon Ankle is out 3-4 months
Diamond DeShields comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Sky. She pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Allie Quigley averages 13.1 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 50% for the year while her free throw percentage is 94%.
Jonquel Jones averages 15.3 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Jasmine Thomas averages 11.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 79.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 14.6 per game. The Sky allow 79.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 18.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 4th in the league with 78.3 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.5. The Sun are 8th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Sun surrender 74.3 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 18.7 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Sky are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.6, and their defensive rating of 99 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 80.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Chicago is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 11th in the league.
Connecticut is 9th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 7th in the league. The Sun are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101, and their defensive rating of 95.9 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 77.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 7th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% 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?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut
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