Dallas Wings vs Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks & Predictions 9/4/2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Mohegan Sun Arena
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Courtney Williams and the Connecticut Sun (22-9, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) play the Dallas Wings (10-21, 6th in the Western Conference) at Mohegan Sun Arena on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
The Wings have been a good option for wagerers, having gone 16-15 ATS. The Sun cover the spread 46.7% of the time, going 14-16 against the spread.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Wings have been a less than ideal Over option for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 11-18.
The Wings cover the spread 40.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 6-9 ATS.
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Sun cover the spread 33.3% of the time at Mohegan Sun Arena, going 5-10 against the spread.
The Sun have been a less than ideal Under option for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 14-17.
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
08/30/19 F Kayla Thornton Ankle is questionable
08/30/19 C Imani McGee-Stafford Foot is questionable
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
08/29/19 G Rachel Banham Ankle is questionable
06/26/19 G Layshia Clarendon Ankle is OUT 3-4 months
Arike Ogunbowale comes into this game averaging 18.1 points per contest while being on the court 31.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Wings. She grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and hands out 3.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Allisha Gray averages 10.8 points per game in 30.6 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%.
Courtney Williams averages 13.2 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Jasmine Thomas averages 11.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 71.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They average 34.7 rebounds per contest and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 12.8 per game. The Wings allow 76.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th 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 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 18.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 5th in the league with 79.5 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 18.9. The Sun are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Sun surrender 76.3 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 19.4 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Wings are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 97, and their defensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 74 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Dallas is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 7th in the league.
Connecticut is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 5th in the WNBA. The Sun are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 97.4, and their offensive rating of 101.6 is ranked 11th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 78.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 7th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut
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