Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 6/19/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Wintrust Arena is the site where and the Chicago Sky (6-7) will take on the Connecticut Sun (8-4) on Saturday.
The Connecticut Sun took the court against the Chicago Sky and ended up losing by a score of 81-75 in their last contest. Connecticut walked away from the contest having earned a 40.3% FG percentage (25 of 62) and knocked down 4 of their 13 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Sun knocked down 21 of their 27 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. When talking about getting rebounds, they collected 34 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 11 assists in this matchup as well as creating 12 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In terms of the defense, Connecticut let their opponent shoot 41.2% from the field on 28 of 68 shooting. Chicago distributed 19 dimes and had 9 steals for this game. In addition, Chicago grabbed 38 boards (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Chicago finished 83.3% when shooting free throws by making 20 of 24 attempts. They converted 5 out of their 23 attempts from three-point range.
DeWanna Bonner is someone who was a major contributor in this contest. She scored 10 points on 3 out of 16 shooting. She played 38:30 mins and also totaled 10 rebounds. Bonner ended up shooting 18.8% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes. Someone else that was a major contributor in the game for the Sun was Brionna Jones. She collected 12 rebounds in 35:51 minutes played. She ended up going 40.0% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 2-of-5 (9 points). When the final whistle was blown, Jones wasn't able to get a dime.
Connecticut heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 8-4 for the year. They average 79.6 pts per contest (9th in the league) on 43.5% from the floor. The Sun are connecting on 37.2% on shots from distance (92 of 247) and 78.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Connecticut is collecting 36.7 rebounds per game and has tallied 214 assists for the campaign, which ranks 9th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 13.4 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Sun are forcing 11.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.8 fouls. They rank 5th in the WNBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 221 relinquished on the season. The Sun defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.0% (143 of 214) and they surrender 30.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They relinquish 32.7% on shots from downtown and they are 1st in basketball in opponents PPG (74.6).
The last time they took the court, the Chicago Sky walked away with a victory by a final of 81-75 against the Connecticut Sun. The Sky pulled down 28 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 38 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 9 steals in the matchup. The Sun were called for 23 fouls in the matchup which took the Sky to the charity stripe for a total of 24 tries. They were able to make 20 of them for a clip of 83.3%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Chicago converted 5 of their 23 attempts (21.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Sky went 28 for 68 from the floor which had them sitting at 41.2%. The Sky permitted the Sun to convert 25 out of their 62 tries from the floor which had them at 40.3% for the contest. They went 30.8% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 4 out of 13 and finished the game at 21 of 27 from the free throw line (77.8%). When discussing how they rebounded, Chicago allowed Connecticut to collect 34 overall (8 offensive).
Kahleah Copper ended up being important for the Sky in this game. She converted 7 of 14 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 8 rebounds. Copper recorded 18 points in her 34:40 mins on the court, but wasn't able to earn an assist. An additional player who came through for Chicago was Courtney Vandersloot. She left the arena with 10 assists in 33:49 mins played, and she shot 5 of 10 from the field. Vandersloot wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 12 points and 4 total rebounds.
Chicago has a mark of 6-7 on the year. The Sky have committed 20.7 fouls per game and they hit 85.9% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 19.6 times per contest (5th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.9 times per game. Chicago has earned 1,044 pts for the season (80.3 per game) and they grab 37.1 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Sky are hitting on 40.9% from the field, which ranks 10th in basketball. The Sky on the defensive side of the court are 3rd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 78.6. They have forced 16.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (4th in the WNBA). The Chicago defense allows 35.2% on 3-point shots (83 of 236) and their opponents are connecting on 74.0% of their foul shots. They allow 16.6 dimes and 35.3 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 1st and 5th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Connecticut
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