Connecticut Sun (3-0) vs. Chicago Sky (2-2)
|Date & Time||Friday June 1, 2018, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Sky +7.5 -- Over/Under: 166
ESPN 3, THE U TOO, NBCSB
The Connecticut Sun and Chicago Sky meet Friday in WNBA action at the Allstate Arena.
The Connecticut Sun look to build on their solid 3-0 record when they take to the road for the first time. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 96.3 points on 52.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.7 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Alyssa Thomas is averaging 16.3 points and 4.3 assists while Chiney Ogwumike is averaging 12.3 points and 5.7 rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Bentley is dishing 2.3 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 44.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost four of their last six road games.
The Chicago Sky look for a statement victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Chicago Sky are averaging 79 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 79 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 19.3 points and three assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 13 points and 5.3 rebounds. Jamierra Faulkner is dishing five assists and Kahleah Copper is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 28 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have lost five of their last six home games.
The Sun are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference. The Sky are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Chicago and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Connecticut Sun will go on the road for the first time, so this is a test for them, but you're talking about a club that's outscoring teams by 17.6 points in three games. The Sun are a scary looking basketball team at the moment. The Chicago Sky play with good tempo, but the defensive issues are real and the offense isn't nearly talented enough to hang with the better teams in this league. Assuming the Connecticut Sun are for real, they should cruise in this contest.