Indiana Fever vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 6/9/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Chicago Sky
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Indiana Fever (1-9) go to Wintrust Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Chicago Sky (2-7).
The Indiana Fever faced the Los Angeles Sparks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 98-63 in their last game. Indiana walked away from the contest having earned a 34.3% field goal percentage (23 out of 67) and buried 6 out of their 20 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Fever converted 11 of 16 tries for a rate of 68.8%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they collected 34 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 17 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 3 steals. Concerning the defense, Indiana let their opponent shoot 56.1% from the field on 37 of 66 shooting. Los Angeles totaled 2 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. Moreover, Los Angeles snagged 27 rebounds (2 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Los Angeles ended up going 90.9% when shooting free throws by making 10 of their 11 shots. They also converted 14 of their 28 attempts from downtown.
Kelsey Mitchell is a player who was a major contributor for this contest. She recorded 15 points on 5 out of 14 shooting. She was on the court for 36:08 minutes played and snagged 1 rebound. Mitchell walked away from this one shooting 35.7% from the floor and also dished out 5 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this contest for the Fever was Danielle Robinson. She collected 8 rebounds in her 32:25 minutes played on the night. She went 42.9% from the field for the contest by shooting 3-of-7 (8 points). When the game finished, Robinson accounted for 4 assists.
Indiana enters this contest with a win-loss record of 1-9 this year. They turn the ball over 14.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.6 fouls per game. As a unit, Indiana is pulling down 35.5 boards per game and is sitting with 181 dimes for the season, which is 6th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Fever are shooting 26.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (47 of 177) and 79.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 74.7 points per outing (12th in basketball) while connecting on 40.3% from the field. On the defensive end, the Fever are able to force 11.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.9 fouls. They are ranked 12th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 207 conceded on the year. The Fever defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 48.0% (113 of 179) and they surrender 32.1 boards per game as a squad. They relinquish 45.2% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 12th in the league in PPG allowed (89.6).
When they last played, the Chicago Sky went home defeated by a final of 68-63 when they played the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sky collected 29 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 43 for this game. They also gave up possession 18 times, while earning 6 steals for this contest. The Sparks were called for 20 fouls for this contest which got the Sky to the free throw line for 23 tries. They were able to bury 16 of them for a rate of 69.6%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Chicago made 5 of their 18 attempts (27.8%). When the game finished, the Sky finished 21 for 62 from the floor which gave them a rate of 33.9%. The Sky permitted the Sparks to convert 25 out of their 68 tries from the floor which left them shooting 36.8% for the game. They went 15.8% from downtown by shooting 3 of 19 and finished the contest at 15 of 21 at the charity stripe (71.4%). When discussing attacking the glass, Chicago permitted Los Angeles to grab 38 overall (9 offensive).
Kahleah Copper was important for the Sky in this matchup. She buried 5 of 13 for the matchup for a rate of 38.5%, and earned 7 rebounds. Copper earned 15 points in her 34:26 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for the contest. An additional player that ended up playing a role for Chicago was Courtney Vandersloot. She ended up walking away with 5 dimes in her 33:08 minutes played, and she shot 3 of 7 from the field. Vandersloot finished going 42.9% from the floor while earning 7 points and 3 total rebounds.
Chicago has a mark of 2-7 this season. Chicago has accumulated 683 points for the season (75.9 per contest) and they collect 38.6 rebounds per game. The Sky are committing 20.8 personal fouls per contest while shooting 86.3% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Sky are connecting on 38.3% from the field, which ranks 12th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 18.2 times per game (9th in the league) and they are turning it over 17.3 times per contest. The Sky are ranked 3rd in the league in PPG given up with 78.1. They are forcing 16.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.7% from the floor (3rd in the WNBA). The Chicago defense concedes 35.4% on 3-pointers (64 of 181) and opponents are making 72.7% of their foul shots. They have allowed 17.7 assists and 36.1 total boards per game, which ranks them 3rd and 6th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana
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