Connecticut Sun vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 7/1/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Indiana Fever
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Amazon Prime
Indiana Farmers Coliseum is the venue where and the Indiana Fever (1-15) will play the Connecticut Sun (11-5) on Thursday.
The Connecticut Sun played the Washington Mystics and notched a win by a score of 90-71 in their last game. Connecticut finished the contest with a 50.0% FG percentage (35 out of 70) and converted 12 of 24 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Sun converted 8 of their 9 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they collected 52 with 17 of them being offensive. They also doled out 21 assists for the game while creating 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. Concerning the defense, Connecticut let their opponent shoot 38.1% from the floor on 24 of 63 shooting. Washington totaled 21 assists and had 11 steals in the game. Moreover, Washington snagged 13 boards (1 offensive, 12 defensive) and earned 7 rejections. Washington went 84.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of 13 attempts. They made 12 of their 36 attempts from three-point range.
Jasmine Thomas is a player who was a major factor for this contest. She ended up walking away with 21 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. She played for 29:06 minutes and also snagged 1 board. Thomas shot 53.8% from the field and dished out 1 assist. One more player that was a major contributor in this game for the Sun was Jonquel Jones. She had 16 rebounds in her 27:27 minutes on the basketball court. She ended up going 60.0% from the field in the game by connecting on 9-of-15 (23 points). In all, Jones had 4 assists.
Connecticut enters this one with a win-loss record of 11-5 on the year. They currently have an average of 80.0 points per outing (9th in basketball) while hitting 44.0% from the field. The Sun are shooting 37.2% on 3-pointers (120 of 323) and 79.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Connecticut is collecting 37.4 boards per game and has accumulated 289 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 6th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 14.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.0 personal fouls per game. Defensively, the Sun are able to force 12.2 turnovers per game and they draw 17.5 personal fouls. They currently rank 5th in the WNBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 294 relinquished on the year. The Sun defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.0% (195 of 280) and they concede 28.9 rebounds per game as a team. They surrender 32.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 1st in the WNBA in points per game allowed (74.1).
The last time they took the court, the Indiana Fever took a defeat with a final score of 89-64 when they played the Dallas Wings. The Fever were able to corral 20 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 in the game. They gave up possession of the ball 19 times, while recording 3 steals in the matchup. The Wings had 22 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Fever to the charity stripe for 15 tries. They were able to make 13 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 86.7%. With respect to shots from downtown, Indiana converted 5 of 17 tries (29.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Fever shot 23 out of 65 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.4%. The Fever permitted the Wings to knock down 32 out of 68 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.1% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 32.0% from three-point range by going 8 out of 25 and ended up shooting 17 out of 17 from the charity stripe (100.0%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Indiana permitted Dallas to grab 34 overall (10 offensive).
Danielle Robinson ended up being important for the Fever for this game. She knocked down 4 out of 10 for the contest for a field goal rate of 40.0%, and added 3 rebounds. Robinson had 8 points in her 32:19 minutes on the court and accumulated 4 dimes for this game. Another player that ended being a contributor for Indiana was Kelsey Mitchell. She finished with 3 dimes in her 30:56 minutes on the court, and she converted 9 out of 22 from the floor. Mitchell walked away from this one going 40.9% from the field and also earning 24 points and 1 rebound.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 1-15 on the campaign. The Fever commit 17.8 fouls per contest and they connect on 78.5% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 17.1 times per contest (11th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.6 times per contest. Indiana has accounted for 1,182 points so far this season (73.9 per contest) and they pull in 34.5 boards per contest. As an offense, the Fever are shooting 41.0% from the field, which is ranked 10th in basketball. The Fever on the defensive side of the court are 12th in the league in PPG allowed with 88.0. They have conceded 20.6 dimes and 33.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 11th and 2nd in basketball. The Indiana defense gives up 40.3% on 3-point attempts (149 of 370) and opponents are making 82.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 11.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the floor (11th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Connecticut
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