Atlanta Dream vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 9/19/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena is the venue where and the Connecticut Sun (25-6) will play the Atlanta Dream (8-23) on Sunday.
The Atlanta Dream played the Los Angeles Sparks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-68 in their last contest. Atlanta walked away from the game having earned a 38.1% FG percentage (24 of 63) and buried 5 of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Dream converted 15 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 88.2%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they collected a total of 36 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 13 dimes for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Regarding defense, Atlanta allowed 44.8% from the floor on 26 out of 58 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 16 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Los Angeles pulled down 31 rebounds (3 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 1 block. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 73.9% at the free throw line by converting 17 of 23 attempts. They made 5 out of their 16 shots from distance.
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Tiffany Hayes is one player who was a contributor in the matchup. She left the arena with 25 points on 8 of 18 shooting. She played for 37:24 mins played and pulled down 4 rebounds. Hayes walked away from this one shooting 44.4% from the field and totaled 3 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in this contest for the Dream was Courtney Williams. She snagged 10 rebounds in her 32:44 min on the hardwood. She finished 31.6% from the field in this contest by connecting on 6-of-19 (13 points). When the final whistle was blown, Williams totaled 2 assists.
Atlanta heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 8-23 this season. They cough up possession 11.2 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.4 fouls per game. As a unit, Atlanta is snagging 34.1 boards per game and has earned 548 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 9th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. The Dream are shooting 31.7% on shots from beyond the arc (194 of 612) and 72.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 79.2 points per outing (9th in basketball) while going 41.8% from the field. On the defensive end, the Dream are forcing 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.3 personal fouls. They are giving up 38.6% on 3-point shots while they are 10th in the league in points per game allowed (84.3). The Dream defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.9% (472 of 504) and they relinquish 38.0 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 12th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 651 surrendered this season.
For their last game, the Connecticut Sun got the win with a final of 98-69 against the New York Liberty. The Sun recorded 25 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in the game. They turned the ball over 20 times, while getting 14 steals in this matchup. The Liberty earned 15 fouls in the game which took the Sun to the free throw line for 21 shots. They were able to make 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Connecticut buried 8 of 18 tries (44.4%). Overall, the Sun finished shooting 36 for 71 from the floor which had them shooting 50.7%. The Sun permitted the Liberty to make 26 of 62 tries from the field which had them at 41.9% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 28.0% from distance by connecting on 7 out of 25 and finished the game at 10 out of 11 from the free throw line (90.9%). When it comes to team rebounding, Connecticut permitted New York to snag 21 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Jonquel Jones pitched in for the Sun for the game. She converted 8 of 13 in the game for a rate of 61.5%, and added 13 rebounds. Jones accumulated 18 points in her 28:52 mins on the hardwood and had 4 dimes for the game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Connecticut was DeWanna Bonner. She left the arena with 4 dimes in 25:48 minutes on the hardwood, and she shot 6 of 11 from the field. Bonner ended the game having shot 54.5% from the field while earning 18 points and 4 rebounds.
Connecticut has a win-loss record of 25-6 so far this season. Connecticut has scored 2,467 pts this season (79.6 per game) and they average 36.2 boards per game. The Sun have committed 17.8 fouls per game and they go 81.5% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Sun are shooting 44.6% from the floor, which is ranked 5th in the WNBA. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 18.1 times per contest (8th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.0 times per contest. The Sun on defense are ranked 1st in the WNBA in points allowed per game with 70.1. The Connecticut defense gives up 31.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (199 of 628) and opponents are making 82.7% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 17.0 assists and 27.2 boards per contest, which is ranked 3rd and 1st in basketball. They are forcing 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.0% from the floor (1st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta
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