Chicago Sky vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 9/30/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+7)
Mohegan Sun Arena is the venue where and the Connecticut Sun (26-6) will take on the Chicago Sky (16-16) on Thursday. Chicago opens this matchup as 7 point underdogs. The over/under is set at 155.5.
The Chicago Sky played the Connecticut Sun and walked away with a win by a score of 101-95 in their last contest. Chicago ended the game having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (38 out of 77) and knocked down 8 of 22 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Sky converted 17 of their 21 tries for a rate of 81.0%. In reference to rebounding, they earned a total of 42 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 31 dimes in this matchup while forcing 12 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In reference to defense, Chicago let their opponent shoot 37.8% from the field on 34 out of 90 shooting. Connecticut totaled 17 dimes and had 11 steals in this game. On top of that, Connecticut snagged 42 rebounds (17 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Connecticut finished the game at 71.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of their 31 tries. They converted 5 of their 17 tries from distance.
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Courtney Vandersloot is one player who was a major factor in this game. She ended up finishing with 12 points on 4 out of 11 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 44:23 minutes and also snagged 10 rebounds. Vandersloot ended up shooting 36.4% from the field and also totaled 18 assists. An additional player that came through in this game for the Sky was Allie Quigley. She pulled down 2 rebounds in 41:49 minutes on the court. She finished 41.7% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 5-of-12 (19 points). When this game wrapped up, Quigley had accumulated 3 assists.
Chicago heads into this one with a mark of 16-16 for the year. The Sky are shooting 34.3% on shots from downtown (233 of 679) and 84.5% from the charity stripe. They average 83.3 pts per contest (3rd in the WNBA) on 44.1% from the floor. They are giving up possession 13.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Chicago is grabbing 34.9 boards per contest and has tallied 697 dimes so far this season, which is 1st in basketball in terms of passing. Defensively, the Sky are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.6 personal fouls. They give up 35.2% on 3-pointers and they are 8th in the league in PPG allowed (81.9). The Sky defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.3% (474 of 532) and they concede 35.9 boards per game as a unit. They rank 5th in basketball in giving up assists with 604 conceded for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Connecticut Sun walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 101-95 against the Chicago Sky. The Sun were able to corral 25 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive rebounds totaling 42 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 11 steals in the matchup. The Sky committed 22 fouls in the game which got the Sun to the free throw line for 31 shots. They were able to knock down 22 of those for a percentage of 71.0%. Regarding 3-pointers, Connecticut converted 5 out of their 17 tries (29.4%). In all, the Sun went 34 out of 90 from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.8%. The Sun permitted the Sky to bury 38 of 77 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 49.4% in the game. They shot 36.4% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 8 out of 22 and ended up going 17 of 21 at the charity stripe (81.0%). In reference to rebounding, Connecticut permitted Chicago to grab 42 in total (4 on the offensive side).
DeWanna Bonner ended up being a major contributor for the Sun for the contest. She knocked down 5 out of 17 in this game for a field goal rate of 29.4%, and earned 10 rebounds. Bonner accumulated 13 points in her 47:53 mins on the court and had 2 assists in this game. An additional player that played a role for Connecticut was Jonquel Jones. She wrapped the game up with 4 dimes in her 44:52 mins on the court, and she put in 10 of 21 from the field. Jones ended up shooting 47.6% from the floor and also notching 26 points and 11 rebounds.
Connecticut has a win-loss record of 26-6 on the season. As an offense, the Sun are hitting on 44.4% from the floor, which ranks 5th in the league. Connecticut has scored 2,551 pts on the season (79.7 per game) and they collect 36.6 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 18.0 times per contest (8th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.9 times per contest. The Sun are responsible for committing 17.8 fouls per game and they go 81.6% from the charity stripe. The Sun are ranked 1st in the WNBA in points allowed per contest with 69.9. They are forcing 13.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.9% from the floor (1st in basketball). The Connecticut defense gives up 31.0% on three-point shots (201 of 648) and opponents are knocking down 82.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 16.8 assists and 27.3 boards per game, which is 2nd and 1st in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+7)
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