Connecticut Sun vs Atlanta Dream Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/10/2020
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports South
Betnijah Laney and the Atlanta Dream (2-5, 4th in the Eastern Conference) host the Connecticut Sun (1-6, 6th in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Monday.
Alyssa Thomas comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 67%. DeWanna Bonner averages 19.7 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.3 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 45% for the year while her free throw percentage is 89%.
Betnijah Laney averages 17.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Chennedy Carter averages 19.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 89%.
Connecticut averages 80.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 18.0 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.3 per game. The Sun allow 83.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 17.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Atlanta is 8th in the league with 82.4 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 33.0 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Dream are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Dream surrender 89.3 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Sun are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.2, and their defensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 81.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 10th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Connecticut is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 4th in the league.
Atlanta is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 6th in the league. The Dream are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.5, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 82.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 9th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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