Dallas Wings vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 9/23/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Chicago Sky
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+4.5)
Wintrust Arena is the venue where and the Chicago Sky (16-16) will take on the Dallas Wings (14-18) on Thursday. Chicago opens this contest as 4.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 162.
The Dallas Wings faced the Los Angeles Sparks and walked away with a win by a score of 87-84 in their last contest. Dallas ended the contest having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (30 of 60) and buried 10 of 22 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Wings converted 17 of 19 tries for a rate of 89.5%. When talking about pulling down boards, they collected 25 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 19 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing 17 turnovers and having 9 steals. Concerning defense, Dallas allowed the other team to shoot 50.8% from the floor on 31 of 61 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 19 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Los Angeles pulled down 27 rebounds (5 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Los Angeles ended up shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 9 of 12 tries. They converted 13 out of their 27 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
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Arike Ogunbowale is someone who was a major factor in this matchup. She finished with 20 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. She was on the court for 35:59 minutes played and also grabbed 2 rebounds. Ogunbowale ended up shooting 63.6% from the field and recorded 3 assists. Another player that was a factor in this game for the Wings was Allisha Gray. She pulled down 7 rebounds in her 35:37 min on the court. She ended up shooting 22.2% from the floor in this game by hitting 2-of-9 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, Gray totaled 1 assist.
Dallas will play this game with a win-loss record of 14-18 on the year. They are averaging 81.1 pts per contest (6th in basketball) while shooting 42.0% from the floor. The Wings are shooting 35.4% on 3-point shots (262 of 740) and 82.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Dallas is snagging 36.1 boards per game and has accounted for 555 assists for the campaign, which ranks 10th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.4 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Wings have forced 12.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.8 fouls. The Wings defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.9% (393 of 504) and they relinquish 33.6 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 10th in the league in allowing assists with 645 surrendered this year. They are conceding 33.9% on 3-pointers while they are 7th in the WNBA in opponents points per game (81.7).
The last time they took the court, the Chicago Sky got the victory with a final of 98-87 against the Indiana Fever. The Sky recorded 26 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 8 steals in the matchup. The Fever committed 19 personal fouls for the contest which got the Sky to the charity stripe for a total of 24 shots. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throws for a rate of 79.2%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Chicago made 9 out of 23 attempts (39.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Sky finished shooting 35 out of 71 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.3%. The Sky permitted the Fever to convert 33 of 69 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 47.8% for the game. They shot 37.5% from 3-point land by hitting 6 out of 16 and ended up shooting 15 of 18 at the free throw line (83.3%). With respect to rebounding, Chicago allowed Indiana to get 31 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Kahleah Copper pitched in for the Sky in the game. She made 6 of 11 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and had 1 rebound. Copper earned 13 points in her 26:39 mins on the hardwood and totaled 3 assists for the contest. Someone else that was important for Chicago was Candace Parker. She came away with 4 dimes in 23:19 mins on the court, and she shot 3 out of 8 from the field. Parker walked away from this one going 37.5% from the floor while earning 6 points and 4 boards.
Chicago has a win-loss record of 16-16 for the season. Chicago has accounted for 2,664 pts so far this season (83.3 per contest) and they collect 34.9 boards per game. The Sky are responsible for committing 19.0 fouls per game and they hit 84.5% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Sky are connecting on 44.1% from the field, which has them ranked 6th in the league. They are assisting teammates 21.8 times per contest (1st in the league) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per contest. The Sky on the defensive side of the court are 8th in the league in points allowed per contest with 81.9. They relinquish 18.9 assists and 35.9 total boards per game, which is 5th and 8th in the league. The Chicago defense allows 35.2% on shots from distance (210 of 597) and their opponents are connecting on 78.1% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.3% from the floor (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (+4.5)
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