Connecticut Sun vs Indiana Fever WNBA Tips 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Jasmine Thomas and the Connecticut Sun (23-10, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday where they'll meet the Indiana Fever (12-21, 4th in the Eastern Conference).
The Sun have been decent for wagerers, having gone 15-17 ATS. Indiana is covering 50.0% of the time, going 16-16 against the spread.
Valuable Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Sun have been a good Over choice for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 16-17.
Connecticut is covering 33.3% of the time away from home, having gone 5-10 ATS.
Important Indiana Fever Betting Trends
The Fever are covering 56.3% of the time at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, going 9-7 against the spread.
The Fever have been a strong Over choice for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 19-14.
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Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
06/26/19 G Layshia Clarendon Ankle is out 3-4 months
Key Indiana Fever Injuries
08/14/19 G Shenise Johnson Knee is out for season
04/05/19 G Victoria Vivians ACL is out for season
Jasmine Thomas comes into this contest averaging 11.3 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 39% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Courtney Williams averages 13.4 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.8 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 44% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Kelsey Mitchell averages 12.9 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 1.7 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Erica Wheeler averages 10.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 81.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.2 per game. The Sun allow 77.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 8th in the league with 76.8 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -3.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 17.1. The Fever are 9th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Fever surrender 80.4 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 20.5 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season.
The Sun are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 97.9, and their offensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 10th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 78.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 5th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA. Connecticut is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 4th in the WNBA.
Indiana is 10th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 7th in the league. The Fever are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.6, and their defensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 76.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 10th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Connecticut
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