Dallas Wings vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 8/17/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Chicago Sky
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
TV: CBS Sports Network
Wintrust Arena is the site where and the Chicago Sky (11-10) will play the Dallas Wings (9-13) on Tuesday.
The Dallas Wings stepped onto the hardwood against the Connecticut Sun and ended up losing by a score of 80-59 in their last contest. Dallas ended the contest with a 46.2% FG percentage (24 of 52) and knocked down 7 out of their 16 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Wings knocked down 4 of their 6 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. Concerning getting rebounds, they compiled 22 with 1 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 assists in the matchup while forcing 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With regard to defense, Dallas allowed the other team to go 50.0% from the field on 33 of 66 shooting. Connecticut earned 9 dimes and had 12 steals in the game. Additionally, Connecticut had 34 boards (9 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Connecticut finished 87.5% at the free throw line by making 7 of their 8 shots. They buried 7 of 17 tries from three-point range.
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Isabelle Harrison is a player who played a role in this contest. She notched 4 points on 2 out of 6 shooting. She played for 34:19 mins and also pulled down 5 rebounds. Harrison finished the game at 33.3% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. Another player that came through in the game for the Wings was Arike Ogunbowale. She collected 4 rebounds in her 33:45 minutes on the basketball court. She finished the game shooting 66.7% from the field for the matchup by hitting 8-of-12 (20 points). When this game wrapped up, Ogunbowale earned 5 assists.
Dallas will play this game with a win-loss record of 9-13 this season. The Wings are shooting 36.3% on 3-pointers (186 of 512) and 84.0% from the charity stripe. They average 84.0 pts per contest (3rd in the WNBA) while hitting 42.6% from the field. They are giving up possession 12.6 times per contest and as a squad they commit 20.0 fouls per game. As a team, Dallas is grabbing 36.2 rebounds per contest and has racked up 391 dimes on the year, which is 6th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Wings have forced 12.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.1 personal fouls. They are surrendering 33.2% on 3-point shots and they are 8th in the league in opponents PPG (83.5). The Wings defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 45.1% (278 of 355) and they surrender 34.4 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 12th in the WNBA in giving up assists with 450 conceded on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Chicago Sky went home victorious with a score of 87-85 when they faced the Seattle Storm. The Sky earned 34 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in the game. They also turned the ball over 18 times, while getting 3 steals in the matchup. The Storm were called for 17 fouls in the game which got the Sky to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 70.6%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Chicago buried 9 out of their 24 tries (37.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Sky finished shooting 33 for 77 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9%. The Sky permitted the Storm to make 29 of their 84 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 34.5% for this contest. They finished 33.3% from distance by shooting 6 of 18 and ended up going 21 of 28 at the free throw line (75.0%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Chicago permitted Seattle to grab 47 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Courtney Vandersloot ended up being a major contributor for the Sky for the matchup. She converted 1 out of 4 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 25.0%, and added 8 rebounds. Vandersloot totaled 2 points in her 33:27 mins on the hardwood and earned 11 assists in this matchup. One more player that was important for Chicago was Candace Parker. She finished this one with 3 assists in 30:32 mins played, and she converted 5 of 11 from the floor. Parker walked away from this one going 45.5% from the field while collecting 12 points and 9 total rebounds.
Chicago has a mark of 11-10 on the year. When it comes to offense, the Sky are hitting on 42.9% from the floor, which is 7th in basketball. Chicago has 1,730 points on the season (82.4 per game) and they pull in 36.5 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 21.5 times per game (2nd in the league) and they cough up possession 15.0 times per contest. The Sky are responsible for committing 20.1 personal fouls per game and they shoot 85.8% from the free throw line. The Sky on defense are ranked 3rd in the WNBA in PPG given up with 79.6. They are forcing their opponents into 16.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the field (4th in basketball). The Chicago defense gives up 33.3% on 3-pointers (136 of 408) and opponents are connecting on 75.4% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 17.7 assists and 35.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 3rd and 7th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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