Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 8/7/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
The Connecticut Sun (22-10) travel to Wintrust Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Chicago Sky (23-8).
The Connecticut Sun faced the Phoenix Mercury and walked away with a win by a score of 77-64 in their last game. Connecticut wrapped up the game with a 36.6% field goal percentage (26 out of 71) and converted 6 out of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Sun converted 19 of their 25 tries for a percentage of 76.0%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they compiled 54 with 21 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 14 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 14 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In reference to defense, Connecticut allowed their opponent to shoot 33.3% from the floor on 23 of 69 shooting. Phoenix dished out 18 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Phoenix snagged 29 rebounds (13 offensive, 16 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Phoenix shot 75.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of their 12 shots. They buried 9 of 26 shots from distance.
Brionna Jones is a player who came through for the matchup. She ended up scoring 13 points on 3 of 6 shooting. She was on the court for 25 minutes and also grabbed 9 rebounds. Jones went 50.0% from the field and also recorded 1 assist.
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Connecticut comes into this game with a record of 22-10 this season. They are giving up possession 14.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.2 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Connecticut is collecting 37.0 boards per game and has totaled 662 dimes on the campaign, which is 4th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Sun are hitting 35.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (205 of 582) and 78.7% from the free throw line. They average 84.9 points per game (3rd in the WNBA) while hitting 45.7% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Sun are able to force 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. The Sun defense is allowing a FG percentage of 43.4% (493 of 607) and they surrender 29.3 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 5th in the league in giving up assists with 623 surrendered so far this year. They are surrendering 32.5% on shots from distance while they are 3rd in the WNBA in points per game allowed (77.6).
In their last game, the Chicago Sky walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 84-78 against the Dallas Wings. The Sky corralled 22 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 33 for the game. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Wings committed 20 personal fouls in this game which took the Sky to the charity stripe for 22 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of them for a clip of 63.6%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Chicago buried 6 of their 21 tries (28.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Sky shot 29 for 61 from the field which had them at 47.5%. The Sky allowed the Wings to make 30 of their 67 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.8% in this contest. They finished 23.1% from distance by going 3 out of 13 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 25 from the charity stripe (84.0%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Chicago allowed Dallas to collect 34 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Emma Meesseman pitched in for the Sky for this game. She converted 5 out of 8 in this game giving her a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and added 6 rebounds. Meesseman recorded 14 points in her 32 minutes on the court and accumulated 5 assists in the matchup.
Chicago has a record of 23-8 this season. As an offensive unit, the Sky are connecting on 47.7% from the field, which has them ranked 1st in the league. Chicago has totaled 2,658 pts for the campaign (85.7 per contest) and they grab 35.6 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 23.9 times per game (1st in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.9 times per contest. The Sky are responsible for committing 16.2 fouls per contest and they shoot 82.2% from the charity stripe. The Sky on the defensive side of the court are 4th in basketball in PPG given up with 80.1. They have forced 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.0% from the floor (5th in the league). The Chicago defense gives up 33.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (197 of 591) and their opponents are making 77.8% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 20.4 assists and 33.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 7th and 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Connecticut
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