Connecticut Sun vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 9/5/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Indiana Fever
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Brionna Jones and the Connecticut Sun (8-10, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) head to IMG Academy on Saturday where they'll take on the Indiana Fever (5-13, 4th in the Eastern Conference).
Brionna Jones comes into this contest averaging 11.0 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 59% while her free throw percentage is currently at 69%. DeWanna Bonner averages 18.6 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.2 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 87%.
Teaira McCowan averages 10.7 points per game while playing 20.9 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Candice Dupree averages 12.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 86%.
Connecticut averages 78.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.8 per game. The Sun allow 79.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Indiana is 8th in the league with 81.3 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -8.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 34.1 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 18.0. The Fever are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Fever surrender 89.4 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 10.7 per game this season.
The Sun are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 100.1 is ranked 8th. They are 9th 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 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA. Connecticut is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 6th in the WNBA.
Indiana is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 2nd in the league. The Fever are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 78.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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