Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 10/6/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut (-4)
The Connecticut Sun (26-6) travel to Wintrust Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Chicago Sky (16-16) in Game 4 of their series. The Sky lead 2-1. The line on this contest has Connecticut as 4 point favorites. The total opens at 155.5.
The Sun took a loss by a final of 86-83 in Game 3. Connecticut ended the contest having earned a 48.5% field goal percentage (33 of 68) and made 9 of 20 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Sun made 8 of their 10 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. In relation to grabbing boards, they collected 30 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 23 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to the defense, Connecticut allowed 46.3% from the floor on 31 out of 67 shooting. Chicago recorded 21 assists and had 10 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Chicago grabbed 35 rebounds (12 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Chicago finished shooting 78.9% at the free throw line by making 15 of 19 attempts. They knocked down 9 out of their 20 attempts from three-point range.
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Jonquel Jones is a player who came through in this game. She finished with 10 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. She played for 36:08 mins played and collected 10 boards. Jones went 45.5% from the field and also distributed 3 dimes. One more player that had an impact in the matchup for the Sun was Briann January. She grabbed 1 rebound in her 33:05 minutes played on the night. She ended up going 60.0% from the floor in the matchup by going 3-of-5 (11 points). When the game finished, January tallied 4 assists.
Connecticut enters this matchup with a mark of 26-6 for the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 13.9 times per game and as a squad they commit 17.8 fouls per game. As a unit, Connecticut is snagging 36.6 boards per contest and has racked up 577 dimes for the year, which ranks 8th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Sun are shooting 35.6% on shots from downtown (223 of 626) and 81.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 79.7 pts per contest (8th in the league) while connecting on 44.4% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Sun are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 fouls. They give up 31.0% on shots from downtown and they are 1st in basketball in PPG from their opponents (69.9). The Sun defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 40.9% (817 of 1,998) and they surrender 27.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 2nd in basketball in allowing assists with 537 surrendered on the year.
In their Game 3 win, the Sky corralled 23 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in this contest. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 10 steals in this contest. The Sun had 17 personal fouls in the game which got the Sky to the charity stripe for a total of 19 tries. They were able to bury 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 78.9%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Chicago knocked down 9 of 20 attempts (45.0%). When all was said and done, the Sky went 31 out of 67 from the field which had them sitting at 46.3%. The Sky allowed the Sun to knock down 33 of their 68 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 48.5% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 45.0% from 3-point land by going 9 out of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 10 from the free throw line (80.0%). Regarding rebounding, Chicago permitted Connecticut to get 30 in all (7 offensive).
Courtney Vandersloot was important for the Sky in the game. She made 3 of 8 for the contest for a rate of 37.5%, and added 5 rebounds. Vandersloot earned 7 points in her 37:06 minutes on the court and accounted for 13 dimes for this contest. One more player that was important for Chicago was Azura Stevens. She walked away with 1 assist in 36:22 minutes played, and she put in 6 out of 18 from the floor. Stevens walked away from this one going 33.3% from the field while also collecting 15 points and 11 boards.
Chicago has a win-loss record of 16-16 for the year. The Sky commit 19.0 personal fouls per game and they connect on 84.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 21.8 times per contest (1st in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest. Chicago has accounted for 2,664 pts this season (83.3 per contest) and they grab 34.9 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Sky are shooting 44.1% from the field, which is ranked 6th in basketball. The Sky are ranked 8th in the league in PPG allowed with 81.9. They have given up 18.9 dimes and 35.9 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 5th and 8th in the league. The Chicago defense concedes 35.2% on shots from 3-point land (210 of 597) and their opponents are converting on 78.1% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.3% from the field (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Connecticut (-4)
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