Connecticut Sun vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 7/3/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Indiana Fever
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN
The Indiana Fever (1-16) host the Connecticut Sun (12-5) at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Saturday.
The Connecticut Sun stepped onto the hardwood against the Indiana Fever and walked away with a win by a score of 86-80 in their last game. Connecticut finished having earned a 46.0% field goal percentage (29 out of 63) and converted 5 of their 20 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Sun converted 23 of their 26 shots for a percentage of 88.5%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 29 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 19 assists in this game while forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When discussing the defense, Connecticut allowed the other team to shoot 48.3% from the field on 29 of 60 shooting. Indiana earned 18 dimes and had 9 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Indiana pulled down 24 rebounds (5 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 1 block. Indiana ended up shooting 90.9% at the free throw line by burying 20 of 22 tries. They made 2 out of their 9 shots from 3-point land.
Brionna Jones is one player who was a major factor in this game. She ended up with 34 points on 14 out of 19 shooting. She was on the court for 36:29 minutes and also snagged 7 rebounds. Jones finished shooting 73.7% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime. An additional player that was a factor in the game for the Sun was Jasmine Thomas. She grabbed 1 rebound in 31:31 min played. She ended up shooting 22.2% from the field in this matchup by hitting 2-of-9 (7 points). When the final whistle was blown, Thomas had 7 assists.
Connecticut comes into this one with a mark of 12-5 so far this year. The Sun are connecting on 36.4% on three-point attempts (125 of 343) and 80.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 80.4 pts per contest (8th in the league) while hitting 44.1% from the floor. They are turning it over 14.4 times per game and as a team are committing 19.1 fouls per contest. As a team, Connecticut is snagging 36.9 rebounds per contest and has totaled 308 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 5th in the league in terms of passing. Defensively, the Sun are able to force 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They are ranked 7th in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 312 relinquished for the season. The Sun defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 41.4% (210 of 302) and they relinquish 28.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 32.4% from beyond the arc and they are 1st in basketball in PPG allowed (74.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Indiana Fever took a defeat with a final score of 86-80 when they faced the Connecticut Sun. The Fever collected 19 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 24 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 9 steals for the game. The Sun were called for 21 fouls for the contest which got the Fever to the free throw line for a total of 22 tries. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throws for a rate of 90.9%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Indiana converted 2 of their 9 tries (22.2%). At the conclusion of this game, the Fever shot 29 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.3%. The Fever permitted the Sun to knock down 29 out of their 63 tries from the field which left them shooting 46.0% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 25.0% from downtown by going 5 out of 20 and ended up going 23 of 26 at the free throw line (88.5%). Concerning rebounding, Indiana permitted Connecticut to snag 29 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Kelsey Mitchell ended up being a major contributor for the Fever in this matchup. She buried 7 out of 11 for this contest giving her a rate of 63.6%, and had 3 rebounds. Mitchell scored 21 points in her 35:56 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to notch an assist. An additional player that was pivotal for Indiana was Jantel Lavender. She wrapped the game up with 6 assists in 29:00 mins played, and she knocked down 2 of 7 from the floor. Lavender ended up shooting 28.6% from the floor while also totaling 6 points and 3 total rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 1-16 this season. The Fever have committed 18.1 fouls per game and they connect on 79.5% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 17.2 times per contest (11th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.6 times per game. Indiana has totaled 1,262 pts so far this season (74.2 per game) and they average 33.9 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Fever are connecting on 41.4% from the field, which is ranked 10th in the WNBA. The Fever are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG allowed with 87.9. They have allowed 20.5 assists and 33.5 boards per game, ranking them 11th and 3rd in the league. The Indiana defense allows 39.5% on 3-pointers (154 of 390) and opponents are connecting on 83.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 11.8 turnovers 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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