Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 6/23/2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
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Diamond DeShields and the Chicago Sky (5-3, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) play the Connecticut Sun (9-1, 1st in the Eastern Conference) at Wintrust Arena on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
The Sun have been great for WNBA bettors, having gone 6-4 ATS. Chicago is covering 62.5% of the time, going 5-3 against the spread.
Valuable Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Sun have been a bad Over pick for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 4-6.
The Sun are covering the spread 25.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 1-3 ATS.
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
Chicago is covering 50.0% of the time at Wintrust Arena, going 2-2 against the spread.
The Sky have been a bad Over pick for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 2-6.
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Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
06/21/19 G Layshia Clarendon Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Chicago Sky
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
06/21/19 G Chloe Jackson Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Connecticut Sun
06/11/19 C Astou Ndour Personal is out indefinitely
06/11/19 G Jamierra Faulkner Knee is out indefinitely
06/11/19 FW Katie Lou Samuelson Hand is out indefinitely
Courtney Williams comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Jasmine Thomas averages 10.1 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 35% for the year while her free throw percentage is 74%.
Diamond DeShields averages 14.4 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Stefanie Dolson averages 9.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 54% and her free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 81.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 12.8 per game. The Sun allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 6th in the league with 78.6 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 20.4. The Sky are 4th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Sky surrender 80.0 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.5 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Sun are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103.9, and their defensive rating of 93.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 78.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Connecticut is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 9th in the league.
Chicago is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 8th in the league. The Sky are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99, and their defensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 79.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% 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 Connecticut
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