Indiana Fever vs Connecticut Sun Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/18/2020
Game: Indiana Fever vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
IMG Academy is the venue where Brionna Jones and the Connecticut Sun (4-7, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) will play the Indiana Fever (4-6, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) on Tuesday.
Kelsey Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Fever. She pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 49% while her free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Teaira McCowan averages 11.0 points per game in 22.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 0.7 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Indiana. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 65%.
Brionna Jones averages 11.7 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 57% and her free throw percentage currently is at 67%. DeWanna Bonner averages 18.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 86%.
Indiana averages 83.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.4 per game. The Fever allow 87.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 17.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Connecticut is 8th in the league with 79.4 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -2.6. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 33.7 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 17.8. The Sun are 11th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Sun surrender 82.0 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 17.8 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Fever are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 2nd. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 78 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA. Indiana is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 3rd in the WNBA.
Connecticut is 11th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 2nd in the league. The Sun are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.2, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut
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