Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky
September 8, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Sky -4.5 / Connecticut Sun +4.5
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The Chicago Sky and Connecticut Sun face off on Thursday in Game 5 of their WNBA playoff series at Wintrust Arena. The winner of this game goes to the WNBA Finals, and the loser’s season will be over.
On Tuesday, it was the Sun that were able to secure the 104-80 victory. At the end of the first period, Connecticut was up 30-22, and they never looked back as they cruised to a 104-80 victory. The Sun were led by DeWanna Bonner and Courtney Williams, who both finished with 19 points. Alyssa Thomas also finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. The Sky were led by Kahleah Copper, and he finished with 16 points and two rebounds. In this game, the Sky are going to need the defense to be a lot better.
The Sky are averaging 86.3 points, while their defense is giving up 81.3 points per game. The offense is ranked second in the league, while their defense is ranked 4th in the league. The Sky’s pace is also ranked 5th in the league. Kahleah Copper has been the top player for Sky this season, averaging 15.7 points while shooting 48.1 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from behind the three-point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Sun, and they 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 second in the league. Jonquel Jones has been the top player for Sun, 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 strong season, averaging 13.8 points while shooting 57.1 percent from the field.
The Sun’s offense was elite in Game 4 and that has put this total up higher, and opened up some value with the under. I expect the Sky’s defense to be lower scoring here, and that is going to be the difference here as this game stays under the total. Back the under to cash with ease.