Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 8/15/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
The Dallas Wings (9-12) play the Connecticut Sun (14-6) at College Park Center on Sunday.
The Connecticut Sun took the court against the New York Liberty and took home the win by a score of 71-54 in their last contest. Connecticut finished having earned a 37.9% FG percentage (25 out of 66) and buried 11 of 30 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Sun knocked down 10 of their 11 attempts for a rate of 90.9%. With respect to pulling down boards, they collected 42 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 15 dimes in the matchup while creating 16 turnovers and getting 11 steals. When discussing the defense, Connecticut allowed the other team to shoot 30.4% from the floor on 17 out of 56 shooting. New York doled out 5 dimes and had but wasn't able to record a steal. Furthermore, New York pulled down 34 rebounds (5 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 1 block. New York finished the contest at 64.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 17 attempts. They also made 9 of their 29 attempts from beyond the arc.
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Jonquel Jones is one player who was a contributor in the game. She scored 17 points on 6 of 14 shooting. She played for 34:51 mins and collected 17 rebounds. Jones finished the contest at 42.9% from the floor and totaled 5 dimes. Another player that was a major factor in the matchup for the Sun was Briann January. She pulled down 4 rebounds in her 29:47 minutes on the court. She finished the game at 50.0% from the floor for this contest by hitting 4-of-8 (10 points). When all was said and done, January accounted for 3 assists.
Connecticut comes into this game with a mark of 14-6 on the season. The Sun are hitting 35.7% on 3-pointers (146 of 409) and 79.7% from the free throw line. They average 79.4 points per contest (9th in the WNBA) while going 43.8% from the field. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.9 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Connecticut is grabbing 37.3 boards per contest and has racked up 360 assists for the season, which has them ranked 7th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Sun are forcing their opponents into 12.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.6 fouls. They are 5th in the WNBA in giving up assists with 351 relinquished so far this season. The Sun defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 40.7% (522 of 1,282) and they relinquish 29.4 boards per game as a group. They surrender 31.9% from beyond the arc and they are 1st in basketball in PPG from their opponents (73.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Dallas Wings walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 95-79 when they faced the Las Vegas Aces. The Wings were able to corral 25 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 40 for the game. They coughed up the ball 6 times, while recording 4 steals in this matchup. The Aces were called for 12 personal fouls for the contest which took the Wings to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to bury 16 of them for a rate of 84.2%. When discussing 3-point shots, Dallas converted 7 of their 24 tries (29.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Wings shot 28 for 83 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.7%. The Wings permitted the Aces to convert 34 out of 67 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.7% in this matchup. They finished 37.5% from three-point range by connecting on 3 of 8 and ended up shooting 24 of 30 at the free throw line (80.0%). In the matter of rebounding, Dallas allowed Las Vegas to snag 43 in total (9 offensive).
Arike Ogunbowale was important for the Wings for the matchup. She knocked down 4 of 19 for this contest giving her a rate of 21.1%, and accounted for 1 rebound. Ogunbowale scored 10 points in her 30:42 mins on the court and had 3 dimes for the game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Dallas was Kayla Thornton. She walked away with 1 assist in her 23:30 mins played, and she converted 4 of 9 from the field. Thornton wrapped this one up going 44.4% from the floor while also collecting 10 points and 5 rebounds.
Dallas has a win-loss record of 9-12 for the year. Dallas has scored 1,788 points for the season (85.1 per game) and they pull down 36.9 boards per game. The Wings are responsible for committing 20.1 fouls per game while shooting 84.3% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wings are shooting 42.5% from the floor, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. They are dishing out assists 18.0 times per game (9th in the WNBA) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per game. The Wings on the defensive side of the court are 8th in the WNBA in points per game surrendered with 83.6. They have given up 20.5 assists and 34.4 total rebounds per game, which is 11th and 4th in basketball. The Dallas defense allows 32.9% from downtown (156 of 474) and their opponents are knocking down 77.8% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 12.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (9th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas
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