Chicago Sky vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 9/4/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2022
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+1)
The Chicago Sky (26-10) go to Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Connecticut Sun (25-11). Chicago opens this game as 1 point dogs. The O/U opens at 163.5.
The Chicago Sky faced the Connecticut Sun and went home with a win by a final score of 85-77 in their last contest. Chicago ended the contest having earned a 50.8% field goal percentage (32 of 63) and buried 6 out of their 15 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Sky made 15 of their 22 tries for a rate of 68.2%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 29 with 3 of them being offensive. They also distributed 22 assists in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to defending, Chicago let their opponent shoot 45.7% from the field on 32 out of 70 shooting. Connecticut distributed 7 assists and had 7 steals in this game. In addition, Connecticut collected 39 rebounds (7 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Connecticut finished the game at 50.0% from the charity stripe by converting 8 of 16 tries. They also converted 5 of 13 tries from beyond the arc.
Candace Parker is one player who was a factor in the matchup. She ended up with 22 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. She played for 24 minutes played and snagged 4 boards. Parker walked away from this one shooting 61.5% from the field and also dished out 4 assists.
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Chicago will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 26-10 for the year. The Sky are hitting 34.5% on 3-pointers (260 of 754) and 82.3% from the charity stripe. They average 86.3 points per contest (2nd in the league) while shooting 48.1% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest and as a team they commit 16.2 fouls per contest. As a team, Chicago is grabbing 34.8 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 874 dimes on the season, which ranks 1st in the league in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Sky are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.5 fouls. The Sky are allowing a shooting percentage of 43.8% (472 of 595) and they surrender 33.2 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 8th in the WNBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 751 relinquished on the year. They are giving up 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 4th in the WNBA in PPG allowed (81.3).
In their last game, the Connecticut Sun took a loss by a final score of 85-77 when they played the Chicago Sky. The Sun corralled 32 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 39 in the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 7 steals for the matchup. The Sky earned 15 personal fouls for this contest which took the Sun to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to make 8 of them for a clip of 50.0%. Regarding shots from distance, Connecticut made 5 of their 13 tries (38.5%). Overall, the Sun went 32 for 70 from the field which had them shooting 45.7%. The Sun allowed the Sky to bury 32 of their 63 attempts from the field which had them shooting 50.8% in the game. They went 40.0% from 3-point land by going 6 out of 15 and ended up going 15 of 22 at the charity stripe (68.2%). When talking about rebounding, Connecticut allowed Chicago to snag 29 overall (3 on the offensive glass).
Jonquel Jones was important for the Sun for this game. She made 10 out of 17 in this contest for a rate of 58.8%, and accounted for 7 rebounds. Jones recorded 23 points in her 29 minutes of playing time and accounted for 3 dimes in the matchup.
Connecticut has a record of 25-11 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Sun are connecting on 46.2% from the field, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Connecticut has accumulated 3,088 pts on the season (85.8 per contest) and they pull down 37.1 boards per game. They are earning an assist 21.1 times per game (3rd in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.4 times per contest. The Sun are responsible for committing 17.1 fouls per contest and they hit 78.9% from the charity stripe. The Sun on the defensive side of the court are 2nd in the league in points per game surrendered with 77.8. They are forcing 15.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the floor (7th in basketball). The Connecticut defense surrenders 32.8% on 3-pointers (263 of 801) and their opponents are converting on 80.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 19.3 dimes and 29.0 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 3rd and 1st in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+1)
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