Indiana Fever vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 5/20/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Friday, May 20, 2022
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
The Indiana Fever (2-4) are headed to Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Connecticut Sun (2-1).
The Indiana Fever stepped onto the hardwood against the Atlanta Dream and took a loss by a score of 101-79 in their last game. Indiana finished having earned a 37.5% FG percentage (30 of 80) and knocked down 6 out of their 30 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Fever buried 13 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 68.4%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 36 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 22 assists in the matchup while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and having 6 steals. In the matter of defending, Indiana allowed the other team to go 54.0% from the floor on 34 out of 63 shooting. Atlanta dished out 4 assists and had 8 steals in the game. Furthermore, Atlanta had 35 boards (4 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Atlanta finished the contest at 88.5% at the free throw line by making 23 of their 26 attempts. They also made 10 out of their 22 tries from downtown.
Queen Egbo is a player who was a factor in this game. She accumulated 12 points on 5 of 7 shooting. She played for 23 minutes and also snagged 5 boards. Egbo ended up going 71.4% from the field and also distributed 1 assist.
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Indiana heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 2-4 so far this year. They average 79.8 points per outing (8th in the league) on 39.9% from the field. The Fever are connecting on 33.6% on 3-point shots (48 of 143) and 70.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Indiana is pulling in 38.5 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 113 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 1st in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 16.2 times per game and as a squad they are committing 20.7 fouls per contest. Defensively, the Fever are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game while drawing 19.2 fouls. The Fever are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.1% (93 of 115) and they surrender 35.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 10th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 109 conceded on the season. They are giving up 31.5% on 3-point shots and they are 12th in the WNBA in points per game from their opponents (86.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Connecticut Sun took home the win by a final score of 92-65 when they played the New York Liberty. The Sun recorded 21 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 in this matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while getting 16 steals in the matchup. The Liberty had 22 fouls for the contest which got the Sun to the free throw line for 28 tries. They were able to knock down 25 of the free throws for a clip of 89.3%. In the matter of 3-point shots, Connecticut converted 7 of 15 attempts (46.7%). Overall, the Sun finished 30 for 62 from the floor which had them shooting 48.4%. The Sun allowed the Liberty to make 22 out of their 52 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.3% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 31.8% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 7 out of 22 and ended up going 14 of 18 at the charity stripe (77.8%). Regarding attacking the glass, Connecticut allowed New York to grab 28 in total (5 offensive).
DeWanna Bonner ended up having an impact for the Sun for the game. She knocked down 5 of 11 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and had 1 rebound. Bonner earned 16 points in her 24 mins on the court and added 3 dimes for this game.
Connecticut has a mark of 2-1 for the season. As an offense, the Sun are shooting 43.4% from the field, which is 5th in basketball. Connecticut has totaled 248 points for the year (82.7 per contest) and they pull in 35.0 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 16.3 times per game (9th in the WNBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 17.0 times per contest. The Sun have committed 21.0 personal fouls per game while shooting 80.5% from the free throw line. The Sun on the defensive side of the court are 1st in basketball in PPG allowed with 68.7. They give up 13.7 dimes and 25.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 1st and 1st in the WNBA. The Connecticut defense gives up 33.9% on 3-point shots (20 of 59) and their opponents are converting on 78.7% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 21.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.8% from the floor (3rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana
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