Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 10/3/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut (-3)
The Connecticut Sun (26-6) are headed to Wintrust Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Chicago Sky (16-16) in Game 3 of their series. The series is tied 1-1. The spread on this game has Connecticut as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 154.5.
The Sun earned the victory with a final of 79-68 in Game 2. Connecticut ended with a 47.0% FG percentage (31 of 66) and buried 6 out of their 13 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Sun converted 11 of their 18 tries for a rate of 61.1%. With respect to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 39 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 21 assists for this contest while creating 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In reference to defending, Connecticut allowed their opponent to shoot 39.7% from the field on 25 of 63 shooting. Chicago earned 17 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. On top of that, Chicago totaled 26 rebounds (6 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 8 rejections. Chicago ended up shooting 91.7% when shooting free throws by converting 11 of 12 attempts. They converted 7 out of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter.
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Briann January is a player who was a major contributor for the contest. She ended up scoring 12 points on 4 out of 6 shooting. She played 29:10 mins played and also grabbed 2 rebounds. January finished the contest at 66.7% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. An additional player that was a determining factor in the game for the Sun was DeWanna Bonner. She collected 8 rebounds in 25:56 minutes played on the night. She finished shooting 46.2% from the floor for this game by shooting 6-of-13 (15 points). When this game wrapped up, Bonner had no assists.
Connecticut will play this game with a win-loss mark of 26-6 this year. They are turning it over 13.9 times per contest and as a group they commit 17.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Connecticut is collecting 36.6 boards per contest and is sitting with 577 assists on the year, which is 8th in basketball in terms of passing. The Sun are hitting 35.6% on shots from distance (223 of 626) and 81.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 79.7 points per outing (8th in the league) while going 44.4% from the floor. Defensively, the Sun are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game and they draw 18.0 fouls. They give up 31.0% on shots from distance and they are 1st in the league in points per game from their opponents (69.9). The Sun defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 40.9% (817 of 1,998) and they concede 27.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They currently rank 2nd in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 537 surrendered on the year.
In their Game 2 loss, the Sky collected 20 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 26 in this game. They turned the ball over 11 times, while recording 6 steals in the game. The Sun earned 11 fouls for the game which took the Sky to the free throw line for 12 attempts. They were able to convert 11 of those for a clip of 91.7%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, Chicago made 7 out of their 26 attempts (26.9%). Overall, the Sky shot 25 for 63 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.7%. The Sky permitted the Sun to bury 31 of 66 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 47.0% for this game. They finished 46.2% from 3-point land by shooting 6 out of 13 and ended up shooting 11 out of 18 from the free throw line (61.1%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Chicago permitted Connecticut to collect 39 overall (12 offensive).
Courtney Vandersloot ended up being a factor for the Sky for the contest. She buried 4 out of 8 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 2 rebounds. Vandersloot had 10 points in her 32:16 minutes on the court and totaled 6 dimes in this matchup. Someone else who came through for Chicago was Candace Parker. She wrapped the game up with 4 assists in her 32:08 mins on the court, and she knocked down 5 out of 8 from the field. Parker ended the game having shot 62.5% from the floor while also contributing 12 points and 7 total rebounds.
Chicago has a record of 16-16 so far this year. Chicago has accounted for 2,664 points for the year (83.3 per contest) and they collect 34.9 rebounds per game. The Sky have committed 19.0 fouls per contest and they hit 84.5% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Sky are connecting on 44.1% from the floor, which is 6th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 21.8 times per game (1st in the WNBA) and they turn it over 13.8 times per contest. The Sky on the defensive end are ranked 8th in the league in points allowed per contest with 81.9. They have relinquished 18.9 dimes and 35.9 rebounds per contest, ranking them 5th and 8th in the league. The Chicago defense gives up 35.2% on shots from 3-point land (210 of 597) and opponents are knocking down 78.1% of their foul shots. They are forcing 14.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.3% from the floor (7th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Connecticut (-3)
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