Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 8/28/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut (+2.5)
The Connecticut Sun (25-11) travel to Wintrust Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Chicago Sky (26-10). The spread on this contest has Chicago as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 166.5.
The Connecticut Sun stepped onto the hardwood against the Dallas Wings and took home the win by a score of 73-58 in their last game. Connecticut ended having earned a 35.5% FG percentage (27 of 76) and buried 4 of 17 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Sun converted 15 of their 23 attempts for a rate of 65.2%. In the matter of rebounding, they earned 40 with 17 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 14 assists for the contest in addition to forcing 19 turnovers and getting 14 steals. Concerning defending, Connecticut let their opponent shoot 36.4% from the field on 20 of 55 shooting. Dallas earned 14 dimes and had 4 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Dallas grabbed 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 9 rejections. Dallas went 87.5% at the charity stripe by making 14 of their 16 tries. They knocked down 4 of 17 shots from downtown.
DeWanna Bonner is a player who was a major factor in this matchup. She ended up scoring 21 points on 7 of 20 shooting. She saw the court for 35 minutes played and collected 5 boards. Bonner finished shooting 35.0% from the floor and recorded 5 assists.
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Connecticut enters this game with a win-loss mark of 25-11 on the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.1 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Connecticut is pulling in 37.1 boards per contest and has 759 dimes so far this season, which is 3rd in the WNBA in terms of passing. The Sun are shooting 35.4% on three-point shots (230 of 649) and 78.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 85.8 pts per contest (3rd in the WNBA) while hitting 46.2% from the field. On the defensive end, the Sun have forced 15.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.9 fouls. The Sun defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 43.9% (557 of 680) and they concede 29.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are 3rd in basketball in giving up assists with 696 surrendered on the season. They are giving up 32.8% on shots from downtown and they rank 2nd in basketball in PPG allowed (77.8).
In their last game, the Chicago Sky got the win with a final of 90-72 when they played the New York Liberty. The Sky collected 31 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 39 for the contest. They gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while earning 9 steals for the matchup. The Liberty were called for 12 fouls in this contest which took the Sky to the free throw line for a total of 13 shots. They were able to bury 10 of them for a percentage of 76.9%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Chicago made 8 of their 27 attempts (29.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Sky walked away from this one shooting 36 for 75 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.0%. The Sky allowed the Liberty to bury 30 out of their 69 tries from the field which had them shooting 43.5% for the matchup. They went 31.8% from beyond the perimeter by going 7 of 22 and ended up shooting 5 out of 6 from the free throw line (83.3%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Chicago allowed New York to collect 33 overall (5 offensive).
Candace Parker ended up being important for the Sky for the game. She buried 6 out of 14 for this game for a field goal rate of 42.9%, and had 13 rebounds. Parker earned 14 points in her 30 mins on the court and accounted for 8 assists for this game.
Chicago has a mark of 26-10 this year. Chicago has scored 3,105 points so far this year (86.3 per contest) and they grab 34.8 boards per game. The Sky have committed 16.2 personal fouls per contest and they go 82.3% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Sky are hitting on 48.1% from the field, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. They are getting an assist 24.3 times per contest (1st in the league) and they cough up possession 13.8 times per contest. The Sky on the defensive side of the court are 4th in the WNBA in PPG given up with 81.3. They are forcing 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the floor (6th in basketball). The Chicago defense concedes 34.0% on shots from distance (233 of 686) and their opposition knocks down 78.9% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 20.9 dimes and 33.2 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 8th and 5th in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-2.5) and over 166.5 points
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