Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky WNBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/21/14
Connecticut Sun (0-2) vs. Chicago Sky (2-0)
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: Chicago Sky -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Connecticut Sun and Chicago Sky will play their third game of the WNBA season on Wednesday afternoon.
The Sun enter this matchup 0-2, as they lost a heartbreaker against the Minnesota Lynx in overtime. Chiney Ogwumike has really carried the Sun as expected, averaging 19 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in the first two games, but no other player is averaging double digits. In the Sun’s first two games, they’re averaging 70.5 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 82.5 points on 46 percent shooting. The lack of offensive threats has really hurt Connecticut in its first two games, and it doesn’t help that the defense is allowing 40 percent shooting from beyond the arc. The Connecticut Sun are 1-1 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS on the road.
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The Sky are off to a strong 2-0 start, which includes a road win over the New York Liberty. Unlike the Sun, the Sky are getting strong performances from Elena Delle Donne, Jessica Breland and Courtney Vandersloot , three players who are averaging double digits and shooting a high percentage. In the Sky’s first two games, they’re averaging 74 points on 38.5 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 37.5 percent shooting. The Sky have proven to be a tough defensive team that clogs the paint and rebounds the basketball. The Chicago Sky are 2-0 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS at home.
The Sun are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Sky are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Sun are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Chicago and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Suns proved they can compete at a high level, as they nearly knocked off the defending champs in the Lynx. The Sky are laying too many points in this matchup, which is why I'm backing the Suns on the road.