Chicago Sky vs. Connecticut Sun - 9/15/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Sky vs. Connecticut Sun - 9/15/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: Chicago Sky -3 -- Over/Under: 166 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Connecticut Sun and Chicago Sky meet Tuesday in the first round of the WNBA playoffs at the IMG Academy.

The Connecticut Sun enter the playoffs splitting their last 12 games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 80.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 79.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 19.7 points and three assists while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 15.5 points and nine rebounds. Brionna Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jasmine Thomas is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game.

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The Chicago Sky entree the playoffs losing six of their last eight games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 86.7 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 84.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 15.4 points and 2.4 assists while Kahleah Copper is averaging 14.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Cheyenne Parker is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.

The Sun are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Tuesday games. The Sky are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 40-18-3 in Sky last 61 games as a favorite. The Sun are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Connecticut Sun improved the last few weeks of the season, but they're still a team I don't trust against the better clubs in the league. The Chicago Sky were a title contender in my eyes before the season, and while they fell apart over the last week and the defense has flaws, their offense is as good as it gets and it makes them dangerous in these type of games. I'll lay the bucket with the Sky.

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Randy’s Pick Chicago Sky -3

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