Indiana Fever vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 6/15/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Chicago Sky
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
TV: Youtube TV
Wintrust Arena is the site where and the Chicago Sky (5-5) will play the Indiana Fever (3-6) on Thursday.
The Indiana Fever stepped onto the hardwood against the Washington Mystics and notched a win by a score of 87-66 in their last game. Indiana walked away from the game with a 47.1% field goal percentage (32 of 68) and made 4 out of their 17 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Fever made 19 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 79.2%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 46 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 17 assists for the contest while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When discussing defending, Indiana allowed the other team to go 33.3% from the floor on 22 of 66 shooting. Washington totaled 6 assists and had 3 steals for this contest. In addition, Washington grabbed 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Washington finished the contest at 78.9% at the charity stripe by converting 15 of 19 shots. They made 7 out of their 25 attempts from downtown.
Aliyah Boston is a player who was a factor in the matchup. She notched 23 points on 11 of 14 shooting. She saw the court for 30 mins and also grabbed 14 rebounds. Boston went 78.6% from the field and also recorded 6 assists.
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Indiana comes into this game with a mark of 3-6 this year. They lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.9 personal fouls per game. As a team, Indiana is grabbing 37.2 boards per game and has racked up 160 assists for the year, which has them ranked 9th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Fever are shooting 31.6% from downtown (60 of 190) and 75.2% from the charity stripe. They average 80.6 pts per contest (7th in the WNBA) while hitting 43.6% from the floor. On defense, the Fever are able to force 11.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. They are giving up 34.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 8th in basketball in opponents PPG (82.2). The Fever are giving up a FG percentage of 41.3% (99 of 158) and they relinquish 34.1 boards per game as a unit. They are 7th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 180 relinquished on the campaign.
In their last game, the Chicago Sky took a defeat with a final score of 93-80 when they played the Las Vegas Aces. The Sky corralled 17 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 27 in this matchup. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 3 steals in the game. The Aces had 18 personal fouls in this contest which took the Sky to the charity stripe for a total of 15 shots. They were able to convert 13 of those for a rate of 86.7%. With respect to 3-pointers, Chicago made 7 of 21 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Sky ended up shooting 30 for 70 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.9%. The Sky permitted the Aces to bury 38 of 65 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 58.5% for the game. They shot 37.5% from three-point range by shooting 6 out of 16 and ended up shooting 11 of 13 at the charity stripe (84.6%). In reference to rebounding, Chicago permitted Las Vegas to grab 33 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Marina Mabrey ended up being a factor for the Sky for the game. She buried 6 out of 14 in the game giving her a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. Mabrey accumulated 20 points in her 30 minutes on the court and had 2 assists in the matchup.
Chicago has a record of 5-5 for the campaign. The Sky have committed 17.3 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 76.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 20.1 times per game (6th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.3 times per contest. Chicago has scored 792 pts for the year (79.2 per contest) and they average 35.2 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Sky are hitting on 42.5% from the field, which is 6th in the league. The Sky are ranked 5th in the league in PPG given up with 80.9. The Chicago defense gives up 31.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (65 of 206) and their opponents are connecting on 80.9% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 19.2 assists and 35.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is 6th and 5th in the league. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.7% from the floor (8th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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