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San Antonio Stars vs. Connecticut Sun - 8/30/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sun vs. Stars

WNBA Basketball: Tuesday August 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)

The Line: Sun -8.5 -- Over/Under: 154 See the Latest Odds

TV: League Pass

The San Antonio Stars and Connecticut Sun play early Tuesday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

The San Antonio Stars look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 72.9 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 80.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kayla McBride is averaging 17.1 points and 1.9 assists while Moriah Jefferson is averaging 12.4 points and 2.2 rebounds. Dearica Hamby is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Monique Currie is dishing 1.9 assists. The San Antonio Stars are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Stars are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Stars have lost four of their last five road games.

San Antonio Stars vs. Connecticut Sun - 8/30/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Connecticut Sun look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 81.3 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 85.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 13.4 points and 2.7 assists while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 11.1 points and 5.8 rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is dishing 4.9 assists and Camille Little is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have split their last six home games.

The Stars are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Sun are 21-6-1 ATS in their last 28 vs. Western Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Stars are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Connecticut and 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.

Connecticut has beaten San Antonio in five straight meetings, but the last three contests have been decided by a combined eight points. Also, the Sun haven't exactly been playing consistent enough to deserve such heavy chalk. I don't like the Stars as much as the next line, but this line is a little odd to me. 

 

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San Antonio Stars +8.5

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