Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 7/5/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
The Connecticut Sun (14-7) travel to College Park Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Dallas Wings (9-12).
The Connecticut Sun faced off with the Washington Mystics and walked away with a win by a score of 74-72 in their last contest. Connecticut ended the contest with a 43.5% field goal percentage (30 of 69) and converted 6 of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Sun knocked down 8 of 16 tries for a percentage of 50.0%. Regarding hauling in boards, they earned 38 with 6 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and having 11 steals. Regarding the defense, Connecticut allowed 39.1% from the floor on 27 of 69 shooting. Washington distributed 16 assists and had 10 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Washington totaled 37 rebounds (9 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Washington ended up going 70.0% from the charity stripe by making 14 of their 20 shots. They also made 4 of 21 shots from 3-point land.
Alyssa Thomas is one player who was a contributor in this contest. She ended up scoring 23 points on 9 of 17 shooting. She played for 41 minutes and snagged 9 rebounds. Thomas shot 52.9% from the floor and dished out 2 dimes.
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Connecticut will take the court with a win-loss record of 14-7 on the campaign. They have an average of 84.5 points per contest (3rd in basketball) while going 45.6% from the floor. The Sun are connecting on 34.8% on shots from downtown (132 of 379) and 78.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Connecticut is pulling down 36.4 boards per contest and is sitting with 431 assists for the year, which is 5th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 17.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Sun have forced 15.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.9 fouls. They are 3rd in the WNBA in allowing assists with 407 relinquished this season. The Sun defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.4% (326 of 418) and they surrender 29.3 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 33.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 3rd in the league in PPG allowed (77.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Dallas Wings took a loss by a final score of 97-89 when they faced the Los Angeles Sparks. The Wings were able to pull down 26 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in this contest. They also coughed it up 13 times, while earning 8 steals for this contest. The Sparks committed 20 fouls in the matchup which took the Wings to the free throw line for a total of 25 tries. They were able to bury 17 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 68.0%. In the matter of shots from distance, Dallas knocked down 6 of their 19 tries (31.6%). When the game finished, the Wings shot 33 for 66 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0%. The Wings permitted the Sparks to make 37 of 76 tries from the floor which had them at 48.7% in the game. They went 36.8% from downtown by going 7 out of 19 and ended up going 16 of 19 at the charity stripe (84.2%). In relation to rebounding, Dallas permitted Los Angeles to collect 29 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
Arike Ogunbowale was important for the Wings in the matchup. She converted 8 of 16 in this matchup for a rate of 50.0%, and added 1 rebound. Ogunbowale tallied 23 points in her 32 mins on the court and had 2 assists in this contest.
Dallas has a win-loss mark of 9-12 so far this season. The Wings are committing 19.8 fouls per game and they shoot 77.6% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 18.0 times per contest (11th in the WNBA) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per game. Dallas has earned 1,710 points so far this season (81.4 per contest) and they collect 35.0 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Wings are connecting on 41.9% from the floor, which is 9th in basketball. The Wings on defense are ranked 7th in the league in points per game surrendered with 82.3. They are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (11th in the league). The Dallas defense surrenders 33.1% on 3-point shots (146 of 441) and their opposition makes 78.4% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 19.8 assists and 34.0 boards per game, which is 5th and 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas
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