Connecticut Sun vs. San Antonio Stars - 5/19/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Stars vs. Connecticut Sun
WNBA Basketball: Thursday May 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Stars +2 -- Over/Under: 145.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Connecticut Sun and San Antonio Stars meet Thursday afternoon at the AT&T Center.
The Connecticut Sun look for their first win after losing to the Chicago Sky in their opener. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 70 points on 33.8 percent shooting and allowing 93 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 14 points and one rebound while Rachel Banham is averaging 13 points and two rebounds. Alyssa Thomas is dishing four assists and Jasmine Thomas is grabbing six rebounds. The The Connecticut Sun are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing zero percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The The Connecticut Sun have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The San Antonio Stars look for their first win after losing to the Atlanta Dream in their opener. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 63 points on 35.1 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Kayla McBride is averaging 24 points and three assists while Dearica Hamby is averaging 14 points and nine rebounds. Monique Currie is dishing six assists and Jayne Appel-Marinelli is grabbing nine rebounds. The San Antonio Stars are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Stars are allowing 40 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Stars have lost six straight home games.
The Sun are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Stars are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 15-4-2 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Stars have lost six straight on their home court dating back to last season and clearly still have trouble putting the ball in the hoop, as it's often McBride or bust. The Sun have better depth on their roster and overall the better team. So, I'm going to side with Connecticut to get the big road victory. This is more of a fade from the Stars than anything.