Dallas Wings vs Chicago Sky Expert WNBA Picks 8/29/2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
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Diamond DeShields and the Chicago Sky (18-12, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) play the Dallas Wings (9-20, 6th in the Western Conference) at Wintrust Arena on Thursday, August 29, 2019.
The Wings have been dicey for basketball wagerers, having gone 14-15 ATS. Chicago is covering 65.5% of the time, going 19-10 against the spread.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Wings have been a rough Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 9-18.
The Wings cover the spread 35.7% of the time away from home, having gone 5-9 ATS.
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky cover the spread 64.3% of the time at Wintrust Arena, going 9-5 against the spread.
The Sky have been an awful Under pick for O/U bettors, having gone 18-11.
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
07/04/19 F/C Azura Stevens Foot is out for season
06/18/19 G Tayler Hill Knee is out indefinitely
05/20/19 G Skylar Diggins-Smith Personal is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
08/13/19 F/C Jantel Lavender Foot is out for season
Arike Ogunbowale comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while being on the court 31.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Wings. She grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 37% while her free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Allisha Gray averages 10.5 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 46% for the year while her free throw percentage is 85%.
Diamond DeShields averages 15.8 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Allie Quigley averages 14.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 70.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They average 34.9 rebounds per contest and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.3 per game. The Wings allow 75.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 18.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 2nd in the league with 83.1 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 21.4. The Sky are 4th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Sky surrender 82.1 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.8 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Wings are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 102, and their offensive rating of 95.5 is ranked 4th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 74.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 43% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA. Dallas is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 8th in the WNBA.
Chicago is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 11th in the league. The Sky are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.8, and their defensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 81.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 3rd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
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Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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