Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 9/7/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
TV: Amazon Prime
The Dallas Wings (12-16) host the Connecticut Sun (21-6) at College Park Center on Tuesday.
The Connecticut Sun faced off with the Washington Mystics and walked away with a win by a score of 85-75 in their last contest. Connecticut finished the game with a 49.3% FG percentage (34 out of 69) and converted 8 of 20 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Sun converted 9 of their 12 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In regard to pulling down boards, they compiled 38 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 20 assists for the contest in addition to forcing 14 turnovers and having 7 steals. In regard to the defense, Connecticut let their opponent shoot 45.5% from the floor on 25 of 55 shooting. Washington totaled 19 dimes and had 9 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Washington had 20 rebounds (3 offensive, 17 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Washington finished the contest at 88.9% from the charity stripe by converting 16 of 18 attempts. They also knocked down 9 out of their 26 tries from beyond the perimeter.
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Jonquel Jones is one player who was a major factor for this game. She ended up walking away with 31 points on 12 out of 17 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 32:52 mins played and also grabbed 14 rebounds. Jones shot 70.6% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. An additional player that was a major factor in this contest for the Sun was DeWanna Bonner. She collected 3 rebounds in her 32:21 minutes on the court. She finished the game shooting 16.7% from the floor in the matchup by going 2-of-12 (7 points). When the time ran out, Bonner totaled 5 assists.
Connecticut enters this contest with a win-loss record of 21-6 on the season. The Sun are connecting on 35.2% on 3-point shots (187 of 531) and 80.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 79.1 points per outing (9th in the league) while hitting 44.5% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Connecticut is pulling in 36.5 boards per game and has 485 dimes on the year, which is 10th in the league in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Sun are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 2nd in the WNBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 463 conceded for the season. The Sun are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.2% (696 of 1,688) and they relinquish 27.6 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They give up 32.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 1st in the league in PPG from their opponents (71.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Dallas Wings took a loss by a final score of 69-64 when they played the Atlanta Dream. The Wings earned 32 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 45 for the game. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while earning 5 steals in the matchup. The Dream had 11 personal fouls for the contest which got the Wings to the charity stripe for a total of 5 attempts. They were able to bury 3 of the free throws for a clip of 60.0%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Dallas knocked down 9 of their 25 tries (36.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Wings shot 26 out of 78 from the field which gave them a percentage of 33.3%. The Wings permitted the Dream to make 28 of 70 attempts from the field which left them shooting 40.0% for the matchup. They went 28.6% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 2 of 7 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). With respect to team rebounding, Dallas permitted Atlanta to get 42 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Allisha Gray was important for the Wings for the game. She converted 5 out of 13 for the game for a field goal rate of 38.5%, and had 14 rebounds. Gray earned 10 points in her 35:09 minutes on the hardwood, but left the arena with no assists. Another player who was a determining factor for Dallas was Arike Ogunbowale. She ended up walking away with 1 assist in 34:23 mins on the hardwood, and she shot 8 of 19 from the floor. Ogunbowale walked away from this one going 42.1% from the field and also earning 21 points and 2 rebounds.
Dallas has a win-loss mark of 12-16 for the year. Dallas has accounted for 2,301 pts for the season (82.2 per game) and they collect 36.7 boards per game. The Wings commit 18.8 fouls per game and they hit 82.9% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wings are hitting on 42.4% from the field, which has them ranked 8th in the league. They are dishing out assists 17.4 times per contest (10th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per game. The Wings defensively are ranked 8th in the WNBA in points per game surrendered with 81.6. The Dallas defense concedes 33.3% on 3-point attempts (205 of 616) and opponents are connecting on 77.9% of their foul shots. They have given up 20.1 dimes and 33.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 11th and 4th in basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.5% from the floor (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Connecticut
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