Chicago Sky vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 7/2/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs Dallas Wings
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
TV: CBS Sports Network
College Park Center is the venue where and the Dallas Wings (8-9) will play the Chicago Sky (10-8) on Friday.
The Chicago Sky stepped onto the hardwood against the Dallas Wings and earned the victory with a final of 91-81 in their last contest. Chicago wrapped up the contest having earned a 47.9% field goal percentage (34 of 71) and made 10 out of their 23 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Sky knocked down 13 of their 19 shots for a rate of 68.4%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 38 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 28 assists in the matchup while forcing 17 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When discussing defending, Chicago allowed their opponent to shoot 41.3% from the field on 31 out of 75 shooting. Dallas recorded 19 dimes and had 10 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Dallas collected 37 boards (9 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Dallas finished the contest at 81.3% when shooting free throws by making 13 of 16 shots. They also knocked down 6 of 25 attempts from beyond the arc.
Courtney Vandersloot is a player who played a role in the game. She racked up 10 points on 3 out of 7 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 32:03 mins and also snagged 3 boards. Vandersloot shot 42.9% from the field and also totaled 12 dimes. One more player that came through in this contest for the Sky was Kahleah Copper. She grabbed 7 rebounds in 28:41 min on the hardwood. She finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor in this contest via 6-of-12 (17 points). When all was said and done, Copper had 3 assists.
Chicago heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 10-8 this season. They currently have an average of 81.5 pts per game (7th in the league) while hitting 42.1% from the floor. The Sky are shooting 34.2% on 3-pointers (123 of 360) and 86.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Chicago is pulling down 36.7 boards per contest and has accumulated 371 dimes this year, which has them ranked 1st in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 15.3 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 20.1 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Sky have forced 17.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.3 fouls. The Sky defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.7% (306 of 348) and they relinquish 35.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 5th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 302 conceded so far this year. They surrender 32.1% from 3-point land and they are 2nd in the league in opponents PPG (77.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Dallas Wings went home defeated by a final of 91-81 when they played the Chicago Sky. The Wings were able to collect 28 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 37 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while recording 10 steals for the game. The Sky committed 21 fouls in this contest which got the Wings to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They were able to convert 13 of those for a clip of 81.3%. In reference to shots from distance, Dallas knocked down 6 out of 25 attempts (24.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Wings finished the game shooting 31 for 75 from the floor which had them at 41.3%. The Wings allowed the Sky to knock down 34 of 71 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.9% in the matchup. They went 43.5% from distance via 10 out of 23 and ended up going 13 of 19 from the free throw line (68.4%). Regarding attacking the glass, Dallas permitted Chicago to pull down 38 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Arike Ogunbowale ended up being a factor for the Wings in this matchup. She converted 7 out of 20 for the contest for a field goal rate of 35.0%, and totaled 5 rebounds. Ogunbowale totaled 22 points in her 32:22 mins on the court and had 4 assists for this contest. An additional player who came through for Dallas was Kayla Thornton. She ended up finishing with no assists in 25:20 mins on the court, and she put in 0 of 1 from the field. Thornton finished going 0.0% from the floor as well as contributing 0 points and 4 rebounds.
Dallas has a record of 8-9 this year. Dallas has accounted for 1,434 pts so far this year (84.4 per contest) and they grab 37.8 rebounds per game. The Wings commit 20.7 fouls per contest while shooting 84.0% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Wings are connecting on 42.1% from the field, which ranks 8th in the league. They are assisting teammates 17.7 times per game (10th in the league) and they turn it over 12.8 times per contest. The Wings defensively are ranked 7th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 81.5. They have conceded 19.5 assists and 34.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks 8th and 4th in basketball. The Dallas defense surrenders 31.4% on 3-point shots (124 of 395) and opponents are connecting on 78.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 12.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.8% from the floor (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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