Atlanta Dream vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 7/9/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Atlanta Dream (6-11) head to Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Connecticut Sun (12-6).
The Atlanta Dream faced the Las Vegas Aces and ended up losing by a score of 118-95 in their last contest. Atlanta walked away from the contest with a 47.5% FG percentage (38 of 80) and buried 7 of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Dream buried 12 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 28 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 24 assists in the matchup as well as creating 11 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In regard to defending, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 59.7% from the field on 43 out of 72 shooting. Las Vegas recorded 31 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. On top of that, Las Vegas collected 43 boards (10 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 1 block. Las Vegas shot 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 21 of their 28 tries. They converted 11 out of their 17 attempts from downtown.
Courtney Williams is a player who was a factor in the game. She had 19 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. She played for 32:31 mins played and totaled 3 rebounds. Williams finished the contest at 50.0% from the field and also totaled 5 assists. One more player that played a role in this contest for the Dream was Crystal Bradford. She collected 6 rebounds in 30:40 minutes played. She walked away from this one shooting 25.0% from the floor in this game by shooting 3-of-12 (7 points). At the conclusion of this game, Bradford earned 2 assists.
Atlanta will enter this contest with a mark of 6-11 so far this year. The Dream are hitting 34.4% on shots from 3-point land (120 of 349) and 74.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 84.2 pts per game (4th in the WNBA) while hitting 42.8% from the floor. They lose possession via turnover 11.8 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 19.4 fouls per contest. As a team, Atlanta is pulling in 33.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 316 dimes so far this year, which ranks 9th in the league in terms of passing. On the defensive end of the court, the Dream are forcing 16.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.7 fouls. They are ranked 10th in the WNBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 366 relinquished so far this season. The Dream defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 47.5% (273 of 301) and they relinquish 36.2 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are surrendering 41.9% on shots from distance and they rank 12th in the WNBA in PPG from their opponents (89.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Connecticut Sun took a loss by a final score of 73-67 when they played the Indiana Fever. The Sun were able to collect 27 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 5 steals for this game. The Fever were called for 20 personal fouls for the contest which got the Sun to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They were able to make 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. With respect to three-point shots, Connecticut made 4 of 17 attempts (23.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Sun ended up shooting 24 out of 67 from the floor which had them sitting at 35.8%. The Sun permitted the Fever to make 25 out of 63 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.7% in this matchup. They finished shooting 23.5% from behind the 3-point line via 4 out of 17 and ended up going 19 out of 27 at the charity stripe (70.4%). With respect to attacking the glass, Connecticut permitted Indiana to get 39 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Brionna Jones was important for the Sun in this matchup. She buried 6 of 11 in this game for a field goal rate of 54.5%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Jones earned 13 points in her 36:08 mins of playing time and accumulated 2 dimes in the matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Connecticut was Jonquel Jones. She left the arena with 2 assists in her 33:05 mins on the hardwood, and she shot 5 out of 17 from the floor. Jones ended up shooting 29.4% from the field as well as totaling 16 points and 9 boards.
Connecticut has a mark of 12-6 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Sun are connecting on 43.7% from the field, which has them ranked 4th in basketball. Connecticut has tallied 1,433 points so far this year (79.6 per contest) and they pull down 36.9 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 17.9 times per game (10th in the WNBA) and they are giving up possession 14.0 times per game. The Sun are responsible for committing 19.2 personal fouls per game while shooting 80.0% from the charity stripe. The Sun on the defensive end are ranked 1st in the league in PPG given up with 74.3. They are able to force 12.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.3% from the field (2nd in the WNBA). The Connecticut defense surrenders 32.0% on 3-point shots (119 of 372) and opponents are converting on 83.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 17.8 assists and 29.2 boards per game, which is 3rd and 1st in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta
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