Chicago Sky vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 10/13/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+2.5)
The Phoenix Mercury host the Chicago Sky at Footprint Center on Wednesday in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals. Phoenix opens this matchup as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 168.5. Chicago leads the series 1-0 after winning Game 1 by a score of 91-77.
The Chicago Sky faced the Phoenix Mercury and earned the victory with a final of 91-77 in their last game. Chicago walked away from the contest having earned a 52.9% FG percentage (36 of 68) and knocked down 8 of their 23 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Sky knocked down 11 of 11 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 34 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 24 assists in this game while forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and having 6 steals. In reference to defense, Chicago allowed the other team to go 43.5% from the floor on 27 of 62 shooting. Phoenix totaled 17 assists and had 8 steals in this contest. On top of that, Phoenix snagged 29 rebounds (11 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 1 block. Phoenix finished the game shooting 84.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 19 tries. They also converted 7 of 15 tries from 3-point land.
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Allie Quigley is one player who played a role for the contest. She left the arena with 18 points on 6 of 17 shooting. She saw the court for 34:42 mins and pulled down 3 rebounds. Quigley ended up shooting 35.3% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. Another player that was a major factor in this matchup for the Sky was Candace Parker. She collected 8 rebounds in her 33:37 min played on the night. She went 70.0% from the field for this game by going 7-of-10 (16 points). When this game wrapped up, Parker earned 3 assists.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a record of 16-16 for the campaign. The Sky are hitting 34.3% on 3-point shots (233 of 679) and 84.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 83.3 points per game (3rd in the WNBA) while going 44.1% from the floor. They are giving up possession 13.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.0 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Chicago is snagging 34.9 boards per game and has tallied 697 dimes for the season, which ranks 1st in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Sky are forcing 14.8 turnovers per game and they draw 16.6 fouls. They are ranked 5th in the WNBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 604 conceded so far this year. The Sky are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.3% (474 of 532) and they concede 35.9 boards per game as a unit. They give up 35.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 8th in the league in opponents points per game (81.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Phoenix Mercury took a defeat with a final score of 91-77 when they faced the Chicago Sky. The Mercury were able to collect 18 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in the game. They also gave up possession 18 times, while recording 8 steals in this game. The Sky earned 21 personal fouls in this game which got the Mercury to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to make 16 of them for a percentage of 84.2%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Phoenix knocked down 7 out of their 15 attempts (46.7%). When this game wrapped up, the Mercury shot 27 for 62 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.5%. The Mercury allowed the Sky to convert 36 out of 68 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 52.9% in the game. They went 34.8% from distance by going 8 of 23 and finished the game at 11 of 11 at the free throw line (100.0%). In regard to rebounding, Phoenix permitted Chicago to snag 34 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Shey Peddy ended up being a major contributor for the Mercury for the contest. She buried 4 out of 6 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 1 rebound. Peddy racked up 9 points in her 33:46 minutes on the court and accounted for 3 assists for this game. One more player who came through for Phoenix was Brittney Griner. She left the arena with 3 dimes in her 33:12 mins played, and she put in 7 out of 15 from the floor. Griner ended up shooting 46.7% from the floor as well as totaling 20 points and 6 rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 19-13 for the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Mercury are hitting on 45.0% from the field, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Phoenix has accounted for 2,626 pts for the season (82.1 per game) and they pull down 36.2 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 19.7 times per game (5th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest. The Mercury commit 16.3 fouls per game and they shoot 79.8% from the charity stripe. The Mercury are ranked 4th in the league in points given up per game with 79.5. The Phoenix defense gives up 32.2% on shots from distance (227 of 705) and their opponents are converting on 81.3% of their foul shots. They have conceded 17.1 assists and 34.9 boards per contest, which has them ranked 3rd and 5th in the league. They are forcing 10.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.7% from the floor (3rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+2.5)
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