Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 8/31/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut (+5)
The Connecticut Sun (25-11) travel to Wintrust Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Chicago Sky (26-10). The line on this game has Chicago as 5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 163.5.
The Connecticut Sun faced off with the Chicago Sky and went home with a win by a final score of 68-63 in their last game. Connecticut walked away from the contest having earned a 37.3% FG percentage (28 of 75) and converted 3 of their 13 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Sun converted 9 of 11 attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned 47 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 23 dimes in the matchup while creating 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When discussing defense, Connecticut allowed 35.3% from the floor on 24 out of 68 shooting. Chicago recorded 20 dimes and had 6 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Chicago collected 36 rebounds (7 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 10 rejections. Chicago went 77.8% when shooting free throws by burying 7 of their 9 attempts. They also made 8 out of their 30 tries from downtown.
Jonquel Jones is a player who played a role for this contest. She ended up finishing with 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting. She played for 26 mins played and also grabbed 9 boards. Jones walked away from this one shooting 62.5% from the floor but didn't record a dime.
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Connecticut will enter this contest with a mark of 25-11 so far this year. They lose possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 17.1 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Connecticut is pulling in 37.1 rebounds per contest and has racked up 759 assists on the campaign, which is 3rd in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. The Sun are connecting on 35.4% on shots from 3-point land (230 of 649) and 78.9% from the charity stripe. They average 85.8 pts per game (3rd in the WNBA) while shooting 46.2% from the field. On the defensive end, the Sun are able to force 15.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.9 fouls. The Sun defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 43.9% (557 of 680) and they relinquish 29.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 3rd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 696 conceded for the year. They are conceding 32.8% from 3-point land and they are ranked 2nd in the WNBA in points per game allowed (77.8).
In their last game, the Chicago Sky took a defeat with a final score of 68-63 when they faced the Connecticut Sun. The Sky snagged 29 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this game. They also gave up possession 11 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Sun had 7 personal fouls in this game which took the Sky to the free throw line for a total of 9 tries. They were able to make 7 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. In relation to three-point shots, Chicago buried 8 of 30 attempts (26.7%). Overall, the Sky finished shooting 24 out of 68 from the field which gave them a rate of 35.3%. The Sky permitted the Sun to make 28 of 75 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 37.3% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 23.1% from distance by connecting on 3 out of 13 and ended up going 9 of 11 at the free throw line (81.8%). When talking about how they rebounded, Chicago permitted Connecticut to collect 47 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Candace Parker ended up having an impact for the Sky in this game. She converted 7 of 16 in this contest giving her a field goal percentage of 43.8%, and had 18 rebounds. Parker scored 19 points in her 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 dimes in the matchup.
Chicago has a record of 26-10 on the season. The Sky are committing 16.2 fouls per game and they shoot 82.3% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 24.3 times per game (1st in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per contest. Chicago has totaled 3,105 pts so far this year (86.3 per contest) and they pull in 34.8 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Sky are hitting on 48.1% from the field, which has them ranked 1st in the league. The Sky are ranked 4th in the league in PPG allowed with 81.3. The Chicago defense gives up 34.0% on 3-point attempts (233 of 686) and opponents are converting on 78.9% of their free throw shots. They concede 20.9 dimes and 33.2 boards per game, which has them ranked 8th and 5th in basketball. They are able to force 13.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the floor (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Connecticut (+5)
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