Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/6/2020
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: NBA TV
IMG Academy is the site where Arike Ogunbowale and the Dallas Wings (2-3, 6th in the Western Conference) will play the Connecticut Sun (0-5, 6th in the Eastern Conference) on Thursday.
DeWanna Bonner comes into this game averaging 23 points per contest while being on the court 36 minutes per night so far this year for the Sun. She grabs 8.4 rebounds per contest and hands out 3.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 45% while her free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Alyssa Thomas averages 15.2 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.2 assists per contest and 11.4 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 65%.
Arike Ogunbowale averages 20 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 1.6 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 60%. Satou Sabally averages 13.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 100%.
Connecticut averages 75.4 points per game this season, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.0 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They average 35.8 rebounds per contest and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.8 per game. The Sun allow 83.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 17.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Dallas is 8th in the league with 82.6 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.6 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Wings are 12th in turnovers per game with 10.4. The Wings surrender 83.8 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 17.8 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 39.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game this season.
The Sun are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 92.7, and their defensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 81.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 43% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Connecticut is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 4th in the league.
Dallas is 12th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 8th in the league. The Wings are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102.8, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 80.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 9th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Connecticut
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