Indiana Fever vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 9/19/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Chicago Sky
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Chicago Sky (15-15) play the Indiana Fever (6-24) at Wintrust Arena on Sunday.
The Indiana Fever played the Atlanta Dream and took a loss by a score of 85-78 in their last game. Indiana finished with a 42.1% field goal percentage (32 of 76) and converted 6 of their 20 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Fever knocked down 8 of 10 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected 35 with 15 of them being offensive. They also doled out 22 assists in the matchup while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With regard to defense, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 47.8% from the floor on 33 of 69 shooting. Atlanta earned 11 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. Moreover, Atlanta pulled down 33 rebounds (11 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 13 blocks. Atlanta finished shooting 80.0% at the free throw line by making 12 of their 15 attempts. They knocked down 7 of 16 shots from 3-point range.
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Kelsey Mitchell is one player who was important in this matchup. She notched 18 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. She saw the court for 38:04 mins and also collected 6 boards. Mitchell ended up going 46.2% from the floor and also recorded 3 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in the game for the Fever was Lindsay Allen. She grabbed 2 rebounds in 36:59 min on the basketball court. She finished 50.0% from the floor in this game by shooting 5-of-10 (14 points). At the conclusion of this game, Allen collected 5 assists.
Indiana steps onto the court with a mark of 6-24 this year. They average 75.0 pts per contest (11th in the league) while going 41.6% from the floor. The Fever are connecting on 28.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (146 of 514) and 79.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Indiana is pulling down 34.4 boards per game and has accounted for 498 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 11th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.7 fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Fever are able to force 12.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.1 fouls. They are 8th in the league in allowing assists with 601 relinquished for the campaign. The Fever defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.8% (361 of 542) and they relinquish 33.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 37.8% from beyond the arc and they are 11th in the league in points per game allowed (84.5).
The last time they took the court, the Chicago Sky took a loss by a final score of 79-71 when they played the Washington Mystics. The Sky were able to corral 25 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 31 for the contest. They also gave up possession 14 times, while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Mystics committed 15 personal fouls for the game which got the Sky to the free throw line for a total of 15 tries. They were able to make 12 of the free throw tries for a clip of 80.0%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Chicago made 3 out of their 22 tries (13.6%). In all, the Sky finished shooting 28 for 67 from the field which had them shooting 41.8%. The Sky permitted the Mystics to make 29 of their 60 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 48.3% in this matchup. They finished 33.3% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 9 of 27 and finished the game at 12 out of 17 from the free throw line (70.6%). With respect to rebounding, Chicago permitted Washington to collect 35 in all (4 on the offensive side).
Azura Stevens ended up being a factor for the Sky in this game. She made 7 out of 8 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 87.5%, and accounted for 1 rebound. Stevens racked up 18 points in her 20:09 mins on the hardwood, but didn't record an assist. An additional player that ended being a contributor for Chicago was Candace Parker. She wrapped the game up with 5 assists in her 26:00 mins on the court, and she shot 5 out of 12 from the floor. Parker ended the game having shot 41.7% from the floor in addition to notching 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Chicago has a record of 15-15 this year. Chicago has totaled 2,496 points for the campaign (83.2 per game) and they grab 35.5 boards per contest. The Sky commit 19.3 personal fouls per game while shooting 84.6% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Sky are hitting on 44.1% from the field, which is ranked 6th in the league. They are dishing out assists 21.7 times per contest (1st in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest. The Sky on the defensive end are ranked 7th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 81.1. They have forced 14.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the floor (6th in the WNBA). The Chicago defense surrenders 34.6% on shots from distance (195 of 563) and opponents are connecting on 77.7% of their foul shots. They allow 18.4 assists and 35.7 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 5th and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana
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