Indiana Fever vs Chicago Sky Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/22/2020
Game: Indiana Fever vs Chicago Sky
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Azura Stevens and the Chicago Sky (9-4, 1st in the Eastern Conference) play the Indiana Fever (5-7, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Saturday.
Candice Dupree comes into this game averaging 12.6 points per contest while being on the court 29.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Fever. She grabs 5.9 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kelsey Mitchell averages 19.0 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.6 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Indiana. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 89%.
Azura Stevens averages 11.5 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 50% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Allie Quigley averages 14.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage is 88%.
Indiana averages 82.3 points per game this season, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They average 34.3 rebounds per contest and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.7 per game. The Fever allow 87.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 17.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Chicago is 3rd in the league with 87.1 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 33.8 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.7. The Sky are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.1. The Sky surrender 82.5 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.2 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 31.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Fever are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 111.8, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 2nd. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 77.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA. Indiana is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 5th in the WNBA.
Chicago is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 10th in the WNBA. The Sky are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 100.7, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 8th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 81.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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