Dallas Wings vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 8/18/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Friday, August 18, 2023
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
TV: Youtube TV
Mohegan Sun Arena is the site where and the Connecticut Sun (21-9) will play the Dallas Wings (16-14) on Friday.
The Dallas Wings stepped onto the hardwood against the Connecticut Sun and walked away with a win by a score of 91-81 in their last game. Dallas walked away from the contest having earned a 46.9% field goal percentage (30 of 64) and made 6 of their 15 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Wings knocked down 25 of their 27 tries for a rate of 92.6%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected 34 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 22 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In regard to defense, Dallas allowed the other team to shoot 45.2% from the floor on 33 out of 73 shooting. Connecticut distributed 9 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. Furthermore, Connecticut grabbed 34 rebounds (9 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Connecticut finished 50.0% at the charity stripe by converting 7 of their 14 shots. They also made 8 of their 18 shots from 3-point range.
Satou Sabally is a player who was a major contributor in this contest. She ended up with 28 points on 8 of 16 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 36 mins played and also collected 8 boards. Sabally finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and earned 5 dimes.
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Dallas enters this game with a win-loss mark of 16-14 so far this season. The Wings are hitting 30.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (199 of 651) and 80.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 86.4 points per game (3rd in the WNBA) while hitting 43.4% from the floor. They are turning it over 12.7 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Dallas is pulling down 38.9 boards per game and has totaled 601 dimes this year, which ranks 5th in the WNBA in terms of passing. Defensively, the Wings are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are 5th in basketball in allowing assists with 588 relinquished so far this year. The Wings are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.2% (407 of 540) and they concede 32.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They are surrendering 35.9% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 9th in the league in PPG allowed (84.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Connecticut Sun walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 91-81 against the Dallas Wings. The Sun pulled down 25 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 34 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Wings had 18 fouls for this game which got the Sun to the charity stripe for a total of 14 tries. They were able to bury 7 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 50.0%. When talking about shots from distance, Connecticut made 8 of 18 tries (44.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Sun went 33 for 73 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.2%. The Sun allowed the Wings to bury 30 of their 64 attempts from the field which had them at 46.9% in the game. They went 40.0% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 6 out of 15 and finished the game at 25 of 27 from the charity stripe (92.6%). Concerning team rebounding, Connecticut allowed Dallas to snag 34 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Alyssa Thomas ended up being a major contributor for the Sun for this contest. She made 12 out of 22 in this contest for a field goal rate of 54.5%, and totaled 10 rebounds. Thomas totaled 26 points in her 40 mins of playing time and earned 5 assists for this contest.
Connecticut has a mark of 21-9 on the year. The Sun are responsible for committing 18.6 fouls per contest and they hit 75.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 21.0 times per contest (3rd in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.1 times per game. Connecticut has scored 2,513 points for the year (83.8 per contest) and they pull down 33.7 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Sun are hitting on 44.7% from the floor, which ranks them 4th in the league. The Sun on the defensive end are ranked 1st in the league in PPG given up with 78.8. The Connecticut defense allows 31.5% on 3-point shots (197 of 626) and opponents are connecting on 80.0% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 18.8 dimes and 34.2 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 2nd and 5th in the league. They have forced 15.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.0% from the floor (4th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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