Chicago Sky vs. Connecticut Sun - 8/8/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky
WNBA Basketball: Saturday, August 8th at 5 PM ET
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The Chicago Sky and Connecticut Sun face off in their seventh game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy on Saturday.
The Chicago Sky have found a lot of success this season and coming into this game they have won four of the six games. One of the losses for the Sky in their last game was against Phoenix Mercury in their last game. In that game the Mercury gave up 96 points and that defense led them to a ten-point loss. On the season the Sky are averaging 86.8 points per game while their defense has given up 84,7 points per game.
On offense, the Sky are led by Kahleah Cooper who comes into this game 14.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Courtney Vandersloot comes into this game averaging 13 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 8.5 assists per game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Connecticut Sun who have been terrible to start the season and winning only one game so far this season. The Sun lost their first five games of the season before winning their last game against the Sparks 91-68. In the Sun’s last game it was Brionna Jones who put up 17 points and six rebounds.
On the season the Sun are averaging 78 points per game while their defense has given up 80.8 points per game. DeWanna Bonner has been the best player for the Sun this season putting up 20.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. Alyssa Thomas has also found a lot of success this season hitting 15.2 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.
If the Sun want to win this game the defense is going to need to be good. If the defense struggles again, they are going to have issues coming away with a win.
The Sun might have won their last game, but they aren’t the better team in this matchup. Look for the Sky to attack the Sun’s weak defense again and that will be the difference. Back the Sky to win this game and cover the spread.