Dallas Wings vs Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks 8/18/2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Mohegan Sun Arena
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Courtney Williams and the Connecticut Sun (18-8, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) play the Dallas Wings (9-17, 6th in the Western Conference) at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
The Wings have been solid for basketball wagerers, having gone 14-12 ATS. The Sun cover the spread 42.3% of the time, going 11-15 against the spread.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Wings have been a strong Under bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 7-17.
The Wings cover the spread 41.7% of the time on the road, having gone 5-7 ATS.
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Sun cover the spread 30.8% of the time at Mohegan Sun Arena, going 4-9 against the spread.
The Sun have been a strong Under bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 11-15.
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
08/13/19 F Kayla Thornton Suspension is out next 2 games
08/13/19 F/C Kristine Anigwe Suspension is out next 2 games
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 Connecticut Sun Injuries
06/26/19 G Layshia Clarendon Ankle is out 3-4 months
Arike Ogunbowale comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Wings. She pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 37% while her free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Allisha Gray averages 9.9 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.5 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%.
Courtney Williams averages 11.7 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Jasmine Thomas averages 11.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 70.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 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 league. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.4 per game. The Wings allow 75.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 18.0 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
Connecticut is 5th in the league with 78.6 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.8. The Sun are 9th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Sun surrender 75.9 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 28% 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 5th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Wings are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 95.6, and their defensive rating of 101.3 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 74 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 43% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Dallas is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 10th in the league.
Connecticut is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 5th in the WNBA. The Sun are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 96.8, and their offensive rating of 100.2 is ranked 11th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 78.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut
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