Dallas Wings (14-17) vs. Connecticut Sun (18-13)
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 14, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Connecticut Sun -10.5 -- Over/Under: 176.5
The Dallas Wings and Connecticut Sun meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Dallas Wings need a feel good victory here in order to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Dallas Wings are averaging 86.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 84.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Elizabeth Cambage is averaging 23 points and 9.6 rebounds while Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 18.3 points and 6.2 assists. Allisha Gray is dishing 2.5 assists and Azura Stevens is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have lost five straight road games.
The Connecticut Sun look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 87 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Chiney Ogwumike is averaging 14.5 points and 7.2 rebounds while Courtney Williams is averaging 12.3 points and 3.3 assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Jonquel Jones is dishing 1.5 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won four straight home games.
The Wings are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games, 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Sun are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Tuesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wings are 13-6-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Connecticut and the over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
These are two teams heading in different directions, and Connecticut has won eight of the last 10 meetings against Dallas. The Wings have no chance the rest of the season unless Cambage is healthy and close to playing to her ability. However, these are must-win sitations for the Wings, as it's a battle between them and Las Vegas for the last playoff spot. While a win is unlikely, you can expect the Wings to play like the more desperate team. I'll take a stab with the points.