Dallas Wings vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 8/21/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+11.5)
Mohegan Sun Arena is the venue where and the Connecticut Sun (25-11) will take on the Dallas Wings (18-18) on Sunday. The spread on this matchup has Connecticut as 11.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 161.5.
The Dallas Wings faced off with the Connecticut Sun and took a loss by a score of 93-68 in their last game. Dallas wrapped up the game with a 41.3% field goal percentage (26 of 63) and made 5 of their 20 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wings buried 11 of 19 tries for a rate of 57.9%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 28 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 assists in the matchup as well as creating 9 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Regarding defending, Dallas allowed their opponent to shoot 52.1% from the field on 37 out of 71 shooting. Connecticut doled out 8 assists and had 10 steals for the contest. In addition, Connecticut grabbed 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Connecticut finished shooting 82.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 17 attempts. They made 5 out of their 14 attempts from 3-point range.
Allisha Gray is one player who was a major factor in the matchup. She notched 17 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. She was on the court for 35 minutes played and pulled down 5 boards. Gray ended up going 63.6% from the floor and distributed 2 assists.
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Dallas heads into this matchup with a record of 18-18 for the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Dallas is pulling in 33.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 676 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 10th in the league in terms of passing. The Wings are shooting 34.3% on shots from downtown (279 of 813) and 76.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 82.9 points per game (4th in basketball) while shooting 43.5% from the field. When they are on defense, the Wings are able to force 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 34.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 7th in the WNBA in opponents PPG (82.8). The Wings are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.9% (482 of 670) and they relinquish 32.7 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 5th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 717 surrendered so far this year.
In their last game, the Connecticut Sun walked away with a victory by a final of 93-68 when they faced the Dallas Wings. The Sun earned 27 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in the game. They coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 10 steals for the contest. The Wings earned 15 fouls for this contest which took the Sun to the charity stripe for 17 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.4%. When it comes to shots from distance, Connecticut made 5 of 14 tries (35.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Sun shot 37 out of 71 from the floor which had them at 52.1%. The Sun permitted the Wings to bury 26 of their 63 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.3% in this game. They shot 25.0% from distance via 5 out of 20 and ended up shooting 11 out of 19 at the free throw line (57.9%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Connecticut permitted Dallas to snag 28 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Jonquel Jones ended up being a major contributor for the Sun in this matchup. She knocked down 5 out of 10 for the contest giving her a rate of 50.0%, and tallied 8 rebounds. Jones earned 19 points in her 25 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 3 assists for this game.
Connecticut has a record of 25-11 this year. Connecticut has scored 3,088 pts on the season (85.8 per contest) and they collect 37.1 rebounds per contest. The Sun are responsible for committing 17.1 personal fouls per contest while shooting 78.9% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Sun are shooting 46.2% from the floor, which ranks them 2nd in basketball. They are earning an assist 21.1 times per contest (3rd in the league) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per game. The Sun are ranked 2nd in the WNBA in PPG given up with 77.8. They are able to force 15.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.9% from the field (7th in basketball). The Connecticut defense allows 32.8% on shots from 3-point land (263 of 801) and their opposition makes 80.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 19.3 assists and 29.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 3rd and 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas (+11.5)
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