Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/14/2020
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: The U
DeWanna Bonner and the Connecticut Sun (3-6, 4th in the Eastern Conference) go to IMG Academy on Friday where they'll meet the Chicago Sky (6-3, 1st in the Eastern Conference).
DeWanna Bonner comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Jasmine Thomas averages 11.7 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.7 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 37% for the year while her free throw percentage is 90%.
Courtney Vandersloot averages 11.4 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 8.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Cheyenne Parker averages 12.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage is 89%.
Connecticut averages 80.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.8 per game. The Sun allow 81.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 17.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Chicago is 2nd in the league with 86.8 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 34.1 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.1. The Sky are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.8. The Sky surrender 84.6 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 19.0 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 30.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Sun are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 102, and their offensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 7th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 79.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA. Connecticut is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 4th in the WNBA.
Chicago is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 2nd in the league. The Sky are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 81.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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