Chicago Sky vs Conneticut Sun Prediction WNBA Picks 7/12

Chicago Sky vs Conneticut Sun Prediction WNBA Picks 7/12

© Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

 

Introduction

The Chicago Sky are set to host the Connecticut Sun in an Eastern Conference matchup. Despite a strong performance by Kahleah Copper, who scored 28 points in their previous game, the Sky suffered a loss. This article provides a comprehensive preview of the upcoming game, highlighting the strengths of both teams and offering an analysis with a final prediction.

 

Team Breakdown

Connecticut Sun

The Connecticut Sun, with a season record of 14-5 (7-3 in Eastern Conference), enter this game as the favorites. Offensively, the Sun have been led by the dynamic duo of DeWanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas. Bonner is averaging an impressive 18.2 points per game, while Thomas has contributed with 15.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, shooting an efficient 50.4% from the field in their last 10 games. With their balanced offensive attack, the Sun have averaged 88.0 points per game in their last 10 outings.

Defensively, the Sun have been solid, allowing an average of 81.0 points per game. Their ability to disrupt opponents' offensive flow is evident with their 8.9 steals and 3.9 blocks per game. Despite the absence of Brionna Jones, who is out for the season, the Sun have shown resilience and depth throughout the campaign.

 

Chicago Sky

The Chicago Sky, with a record of 8-11 (3-9 in Eastern Conference), face a tough challenge against the Sun. While they have struggled recently, the Sky possess talented players such as Courtney Williams and Kahleah Copper. Williams leads the team with an average of 6.2 assists per game, showcasing their ability to move the ball effectively. Copper, with an average of 15.2 points over the last 10 games, has emerged as a scoring threat for the Sky.

Defensively, the Sky have had some issues, allowing an average of 83.6 points per game in their last 10 matches. With a depleted roster due to injuries, including Ruthy Hebard, Isabelle Harrison, and Rebekah Gardner, the Sky face an uphill battle against the Sun.

 

Prediction

Considering the recent performance and overall strengths of both teams, the Connecticut Sun are poised to secure a victory and cover the -4 points spread. The Sun have demonstrated consistent offensive production throughout the season, and with DeWanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas leading the charge, they possess the firepower to dominate this matchup against the struggling Sky.

Defensively, the Sun have proven to be formidable, limiting their opponents to an average of 81.0 points per game. With their ability to generate steals and blocks, they can disrupt the Sky's offensive rhythm. Additionally, the Sky's injury concerns and recent struggles make it difficult for them to match up against a well-rounded Sun team.

Based on these factors, our prediction leans toward the Connecticut Sun winning the game and covering the -4 points spread. Expect the Sun to control the game from start to finish and come away with a convincing victory.

Pick: Conneticut Sun -4

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