Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 6/17/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Wintrust Arena is the site where and the Chicago Sky (5-7) will take on the Connecticut Sun (8-3) on Thursday.
The Connecticut Sun faced off with the Seattle Storm and took a loss by a final of 89-66 in their last game. Connecticut walked away from the contest with a 45.0% FG percentage (27 out of 60) and converted 6 of their 15 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Sun buried 6 of their 8 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Regarding rebounding, they earned 31 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 16 dimes for this contest while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. With regard to defense, Connecticut allowed the other team to shoot 48.6% from the field on 35 of 72 shooting. Seattle totaled 6 assists and had 9 steals for this game. Additionally, Seattle pulled down 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Seattle ended up going 90.0% when shooting free throws by making 9 of their 10 attempts. They also buried 10 of 22 attempts from long range.
Brionna Jones is someone who had an impact in this contest. She was able to score 12 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. She saw the court for 30:15 mins and collected 4 rebounds. Jones finished the game shooting 55.6% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a major factor in the matchup for the Sun was Briann January. She pulled down 1 rebound in her 29:26 minutes on the hardwood. She shot 40.0% from the floor in this matchup by hitting 2-of-5 (5 points). In all, January accounted for 4 assists.
Connecticut will take the court with a record of 8-3 so far this season. The Sun are shooting 37.6% on three-point attempts (88 of 234) and 78.3% from the charity stripe. They average 80.0 pts per game (9th in the WNBA) while hitting 43.8% from the field. They turn the ball over 13.4 times per game and as a team they commit 19.2 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Connecticut is collecting 36.9 rebounds per game and has accumulated 203 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 7th in the WNBA in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Sun are able to force 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.4 personal fouls. They are giving up 33.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 1st in the WNBA in PPG from their opponents (74.0). The Sun are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.0% (131 of 191) and they relinquish 29.3 boards per game as a team. They rank 4th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 202 surrendered this season.
In their last game, the Chicago Sky walked away with a victory by a final of 105-89 against the Minnesota Lynx. The Sky recorded 26 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 30 for this contest. They coughed it up 13 times, while recording 12 steals for the game. The Lynx had 17 personal fouls for the contest which took the Sky to the free throw line for a total of 16 shots. They were able to convert 13 of those for a rate of 81.3%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Chicago made 12 out of their 26 tries (46.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Sky ended up going 40 out of 70 from the field which had them sitting at 57.1%. The Sky permitted the Lynx to make 32 out of 70 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.7% for this contest. They went 35.7% from distance by shooting 5 of 14 and ended up going 20 of 27 from the free throw line (74.1%). In the matter of rebounding, Chicago permitted Minnesota to collect 32 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Courtney Vandersloot ended up being a factor for the Sky in the matchup. She buried 4 out of 7 for this contest giving her a rate of 57.1%, and added 3 rebounds. Vandersloot racked up 10 points in her 29:34 minutes on the court and earned 13 dimes in the game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Chicago was Kahleah Copper. She wrapped the game up with 1 assist in her 29:33 minutes on the court, and she put in 5 of 9 from the floor. Copper finished going 55.6% from the field while also totaling 16 points and 1 rebound.
Chicago has a record of 5-7 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Sky are connecting on 40.9% from the floor, which ranks 10th in the league. Chicago has totaled 963 pts so far this year (80.3 per game) and they collect 37.0 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 19.7 times per contest (5th in the WNBA) and they turn it over 16.3 times per contest. The Sky are committing 20.5 fouls per contest and they go 86.1% from the charity stripe. The Sky defensively are ranked 3rd in the WNBA in points given up per game with 78.9. The Chicago defense gives up 35.4% on three-point shots (79 of 223) and their opponents are making 73.6% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 17.1 dimes and 35.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 2nd and 5th in the WNBA. They have forced 16.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.7% from the floor (4th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Connecticut
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