Chicago Sky vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 9/10/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2023
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
TV: Youtube TV
Mohegan Sun Arena is the site where and the Connecticut Sun (26-12) will take on the Chicago Sky (16-22) on Sunday.
The Chicago Sky faced the Indiana Fever and took home the win by a score of 96-69 in their last contest. Chicago ended the game with a 49.4% field goal percentage (38 of 77) and converted 14 of their 32 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Sky made 6 of 7 attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. Regarding rebounding, they earned 35 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 25 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In the matter of the defense, Chicago allowed the other team to go 40.0% from the floor on 24 out of 60 shooting. Indiana distributed 5 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. Additionally, Indiana collected 31 rebounds (5 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Indiana walked away from this one shooting 72.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of 22 attempts. They buried 5 out of their 16 shots from 3-point range.
Kahleah Copper is someone who was a factor in this matchup. She totaled 25 points on 9 out of 13 shooting. She played 18 minutes played and also collected 4 rebounds. Copper finished shooting 69.2% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist.
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Chicago enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 16-22 this season. They currently have an average of 80.9 pts per game (7th in the WNBA) while going 43.8% from the field. The Sky are connecting on 36.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (307 of 843) and 74.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Chicago is pulling in 33.2 rebounds per game and has earned 765 assists this season, which is 4th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 13.3 times per contest and as a team they commit 17.2 fouls per game. On defense, the Sky are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.1 personal fouls. They currently rank 12th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 786 relinquished for the campaign. The Sky are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.1% (501 of 610) and they concede 35.0 boards per contest as a unit. They are relinquishing 33.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 6th in the league in PPG allowed (83.1).
In their last game, the Connecticut Sun got the victory with a final of 90-76 when they played the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sun were able to snag 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 32 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 10 steals in this matchup. The Sparks committed 20 personal fouls for the game which got the Sun to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 87.5%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Connecticut converted 8 out of 21 attempts (38.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Sun finished 34 for 67 from the field which had them shooting 50.7%. The Sun allowed the Sparks to convert 25 out of 60 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 41.7% for the contest. They went 42.1% from beyond the perimeter by going 8 of 19 and finished the contest at 18 out of 21 from the free throw line (85.7%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Connecticut allowed Los Angeles to collect 25 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Alyssa Thomas ended up being a factor for the Sun in this game. She converted 11 out of 14 for this game giving her a rate of 78.6%, and accumulated 12 rebounds. Thomas accumulated 27 points in her 37 mins on the court and had 14 assists in this contest.
Connecticut has a win-loss record of 26-12 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Sun are connecting on 44.5% from the floor, which ranks 4th in the league. Connecticut has accumulated 3,140 points so far this season (82.6 per contest) and they pull in 33.4 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 20.7 times per game (3rd in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest. The Sun are committing 18.6 fouls per game and they shoot 76.6% from the free throw line. The Sun are ranked 1st in the league in points per game surrendered with 78.9. They have given up 18.9 dimes and 33.9 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 3rd and 5th in the WNBA. The Connecticut defense surrenders 31.7% on shots from 3-point land (252 of 795) and their opponents are knocking down 78.9% of their free throw shots. They have forced 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.4% from the floor (4th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Connecticut
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