Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 9/15/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Allie Quigley and the Chicago Sky (12-10, 1st in the Eastern Conference) host the Connecticut Sun (10-12, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Tuesday in the 1st round of the WNBA Playoffs. Chicago opens as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under came in at 163.5.
DeWanna Bonner comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 42% while her free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Alyssa Thomas averages 15.5 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.8 assists per contest and 9.0 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 50% for the year while her free throw percentage is 69%.
Allie Quigley averages 15.4 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Courtney Vandersloot averages 13.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 10.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 89%.
Connecticut averages 80.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 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 35.5 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.3 per game. The Sun allow 79.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 18.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Chicago is 3rd in the league with 86.7 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 33.6 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 21.8. The Sky are 3rd in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Sky surrender 84.1 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 19.6 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Sun are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 101.1, and their offensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 9th. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 78.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA. Connecticut is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 8th in the WNBA.
Chicago is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 7th in the WNBA. The Sky are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 104.3, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 7th. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 80.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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