Chicago Sky vs. Connecticut Sun - 6/11/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Connecticut Sun (1-1) vs. Chicago Sky (1-1)
WNBA Basketball: Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line: Chicago Sky -6 -- Over/Under: 153 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access
The Chicago Sky and Connecticut Sun meet Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Chicago Sky look for their first road win after losing Saturday to the Tulsa Shock. The Chicago Sky are averaging 94 points on 48.6 percent shooting and are allowing 86.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 35 points and 8.5 rebounds while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 17 points and three assists. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Tamera Young is dishing 1.5 assists. The Sky have come out swinging on the offensive end, especially Delle Donne who has made 21 of her first 31 field goal attempts. The Sky could improve their 25 percent shooting from deep, but overall, this run-and-gun style makes the Sky the most exciting team right now and a possible contender if this play can continue over the course of the season.
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The Connecticut Sun are coming off a win over the Atlanta Dream and look for their first home win. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 71.5 points on 36.6 percent shooting and are allowing 71.5 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 17 points and two assists while Kelsey Bone is averaging 12.5 points and four rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Alyssa Thomas is dishing two assists. The Sun have six players averaging at least 8.5 points, and they’re shooting 30.8 percent from downtown. The Sun aren’t exactly lighting it up, but they are forcing 17 turnovers on the defensive end, giving themselves enough possessions to hang around in games they probably shouldn’t.
The Sky are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Sun are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 Thursday games. The Sky are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Connecticut and 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Sun don't have nearly enough offensive weapons to hang with the Sky, especially with the way Delle Donne is playing right now. I like Chicago to win this game by double digits.