Atlanta Dream vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 9/11/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
IMG Academy is the venue where Jasmine Thomas and the Connecticut Sun (10-11, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) will play the Atlanta Dream (6-14, 4th in the Eastern Conference) on Friday.
Chennedy Carter comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 24.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 46% while her free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Courtney Williams averages 14.9 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.3 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 44% for the year while her free throw percentage is 67%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 10.8 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 1.7 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage currently is at 91%. DeWanna Bonner averages 19.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage is 89%.
Atlanta averages 81.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.0 per game. The Dream allow 88.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Connecticut is 10th in the league with 80.6 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 18.4. The Sun are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Sun surrender 79.8 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 32.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Dream are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.6, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 80.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 9th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Atlanta is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 4th in the league.
Connecticut is 10th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 8th in the league. The Sun are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102.1, and their defensive rating of 101.1 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 78.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut
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