Indiana Fever vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 5/19/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
TV: CBS Sports Network
Mohegan Sun Arena is the venue where and the Connecticut Sun (2-0) will play the Indiana Fever (0-2) on Wednesday.
The Indiana Fever took the court against the New York Liberty and went home with a loss by a final score of 73-65 in their last game. Indiana wrapped up the contest having earned a 32.5% FG percentage (25 out of 77) and made 3 out of their 21 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Fever made 12 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 63.2%. In relation to pulling down boards, they compiled 40 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 15 assists for this game in addition to forcing 22 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When discussing defense, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 40.0% from the floor on 26 of 65 shooting. New York recorded 5 dimes and had 9 steals for the contest. In addition, New York collected 38 rebounds (5 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 3 blocks. New York finished the game shooting 80.0% at the free throw line by converting 12 of their 15 tries. They buried 9 out of their 25 tries from beyond the arc.
Kelsey Mitchell is one player who came through for this game. She finished with 16 points on 6 out of 18 shooting. She was on the court for 33:59 minutes played and also collected 2 rebounds. Mitchell finished the game shooting 33.3% from the floor and earned 1 assist. An additional player that had an impact in this contest for the Fever was Danielle Robinson. She went home without a rebound in her 29:44 minutes on the court. She finished shooting 38.5% from the field in this contest by connecting on 5-of-13 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Robinson had 5 assists.
The Fever hit on 34.5% on three-point attempts (152 of 440) and 81.9% from the free throw line. They averaged 81.7 points per outing (8th in the WNBA) while hitting 44.1% from the field. They turned it over 15.0 times per game and as a team committed 17.7 personal fouls per game. As a basketball team, Indiana collected 33.7 rebounds per game and totaled 422 dimes over the course of last year, which ranked 8th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Fever forced their opponents into 10.5 turnovers per game and they drew 18.6 personal fouls. They surrendered 37.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they were 12th in basketball in points per game allowed (89.5). The Fever defense gave up a shooting percentage of 47.2% (718 of 1,521) and they surrendered 32.7 boards per game as a group. They were 6th in the league in allowing assists 423 relinquished last season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Connecticut Sun walked away with a victory by a final of 86-78 when they played the Phoenix Mercury. The Sun were able to snag 24 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Mercury had 24 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Sun to the free throw line for a total of 27 shots. They were able to bury 22 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 81.5%. In terms of shots from distance, Connecticut buried 8 out of their 17 attempts (47.1%). When all was said and done, the Sun ended up going 28 out of 66 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.4%. The Sun allowed the Mercury to make 25 out of their 57 tries from the floor which had them at 43.9% for the contest. They went 32.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 8 of 25 and finished the game at 20 out of 24 at the free throw line (83.3%). When it comes to rebounds, Connecticut allowed Phoenix to get 27 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
Briann January ended up being a major contributor for the Sun for the matchup. She made 4 out of 7 for this contest giving her a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 1 rebound. January earned 15 points in her 36:58 minutes on the court and accounted for 6 assists for this game. Another player that was pivotal for Connecticut was Brittney Griner. She finished this one with 1 assist in her 35:52 mins on the court, and she converted 5 out of 12 from the field. Griner ended up shooting 41.7% from the floor and also totaling 16 points and 4 rebounds.
On the offensive side of the court, the Sun connected on 42.7% from the field, which was ranked 10th in basketball. Connecticut earned 1,768 points last season (80.4 per game) and they grabbed 35.5 rebounds per game. They earned an assist 18.3 times per game (9th in basketball) and they turned it over 13.3 times per game. The Sun were responsible for committing 18.8 personal fouls per contest and they connected on 75.5% from the charity stripe. The Sun on defense were ranked 2nd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 79.9. They gave up 18.4 assists and 33.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which was ranked 4th and 5th in the WNBA. The Connecticut defense conceded 33.0% on shots from 3-point land (150 of 455) and their opponents converted on 81.9% of their free throw attempts. They forced their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (4th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana
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