Chicago Sky vs. Connecticut Sun
September 4, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Sky +1 / Total: 163.5
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The Connecticut Sun and Chicago Sky face off on Sunday in a WNBA playoff showdown at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun and Sky are currently tied 1-1 in this series.
On Wednesday, it was the Sky that were able to secure the 85-77 victory. At the end of the first quarter, the Sky were up 24-14, and they never looked back as they cruised to the victory. The Sky were led by Candace Parker, who finished with 22 points, four rebounds, and four assists. The Sun were led by Jonquel Jones, who finished with 23 points and seven rebounds. The Sun needs more players to step up around Jones.
The Sky are averaging 86.3 points, while their defense is giving up 81.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 2nd in the league, while their defense is ranked 4th. Kahleah Cooper has been the top player for the Sky, averaging 15.7 points while shooting 48.1 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from behind the three-point line. Candance Parker is also having a big season, averaging 13.2 points while shooting 45.8 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Sun, who are averaging 85.8 points while their defense is giving up 77.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league, while their defense is ranked 2nd. The top player this season for the Sun has been Jonquel Jones, and she is averaging 14.6 points while shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from behind the three-point line. Brionna Jones is also having a big season, averaging 13.8 points while shooting 57.1 percent from the field.
This game moves back to Connecticut, and I expect they are going to be the team that finds success. In the first game of the series, the Sun gave up only 63 points, and I expect their defense is going to lockdown here. Look for the Sky’s offense to struggle here, and that is going to be the difference here. Jones is going to have another big game, and the role players will step up. Back the Sun against the spread.