Dallas Wings vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 6/22/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
TV: Bally Sports SW
Mohegan Sun Arena is the site where and the Connecticut Sun (8-5) will play the Dallas Wings (6-7) on Tuesday.
The Dallas Wings faced the Minnesota Lynx and notched a win by a score of 95-77 in their last contest. Dallas ended with a 50.0% FG percentage (32 of 64) and converted 17 out of their 28 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Wings made 14 of their 14 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. With respect to pulling down boards, they collected 40 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 17 dimes for the matchup in addition to creating 14 turnovers and having 9 steals. Concerning defending, Dallas allowed the other team to shoot 40.3% from the floor on 27 out of 67 shooting. Minnesota doled out 16 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Minnesota collected 26 boards (5 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Minnesota finished the game shooting 85.7% at the charity stripe by making 12 of their 14 attempts. They also buried 11 of their 27 attempts from beyond the arc.
Arike Ogunbowale is a player who was a major contributor for this contest. She walked away with 16 points on 6 of 14 shooting. She saw the court for 30:51 mins and also totaled 5 boards. Ogunbowale went 42.9% from the field and also distributed 6 assists. One more player that had an impact in this contest for the Wings was Kayla Thornton. She totaled 5 rebounds in 27:47 minutes played. She finished the game shooting 33.3% from the floor in the game by hitting 2-of-6 (10 points). When the final whistle was blown, Thornton earned 2 assists.
Dallas enters this contest with a mark of 6-7 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 85.3 points per game (3rd in basketball) while hitting 41.7% from the floor. The Wings are hitting 36.5% on three-point shots (115 of 315) and 82.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Dallas is grabbing 38.8 boards per contest and has totaled 230 dimes so far this season, which is 9th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.8 times per contest and as a group are committing 21.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Wings are able to force 12.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. They are conceding 31.6% from 3-point land and they are 7th in the league in points per game allowed (82.8). The Wings defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 43.0% (162 of 225) and they surrender 35.1 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 7th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 247 relinquished so far this year.
In their last game, the Connecticut Sun took a loss by a final score of 91-81 against the Chicago Sky. The Sun were able to collect 24 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in the game. They coughed it up 18 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Sky committed 21 personal fouls for this contest which got the Sun to the free throw line for a total of 20 shots. They were able to make 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.0%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, Connecticut buried 6 out of their 18 tries (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Sun walked away from this one shooting 29 for 63 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.0%. The Sun allowed the Sky to make 32 out of 64 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0% in the matchup. They shot 38.9% from three-point range via 7 out of 18 and finished the game at 20 out of 21 from the charity stripe (95.2%). Regarding attacking the glass, Connecticut allowed Chicago to get 29 overall (5 offensive).
DeWanna Bonner ended up being a factor for the Sun for the game. She knocked down 5 out of 14 for the contest giving her a field goal percentage of 35.7%, and had 8 rebounds. Bonner racked up 17 points in her 37:03 minutes on the hardwood and had 6 assists for the matchup. One more player that was important for Connecticut was Briann January. She finished this one with 6 dimes in 36:51 mins on the hardwood, and she knocked down 5 out of 11 from the floor. January wrapped this one up going 45.5% from the floor and also contributing 12 points and 2 rebounds.
Connecticut has a win-loss record of 8-5 on the year. Connecticut has accounted for 1,036 points so far this season (79.7 per game) and they grab 36.3 boards per game. The Sun have committed 19.3 fouls per contest while shooting 78.8% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Sun are connecting on 43.7% from the field, which is 3rd in the league. They are assisting teammates 18.2 times per contest (9th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. The Sun are ranked 1st in the WNBA in points given up per game with 75.8. They give up 18.8 assists and 29.9 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 4th and 1st in the league. The Connecticut defense surrenders 33.1% on 3-pointers (90 of 272) and their opponents are making 84.6% of their foul shots. They have forced 11.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.7% from the floor (3rd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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