Connecticut Sun at Dallas Wings 8/24/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction
Dallas Wings vs Connecticut Sun
Wednesday August 24, 2022
The Line Dallas Wings +5.5 --- Over/Under 164.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Connecticut Sun and Dallas Wings meet Wednesday in game 3 of the WNBA Playoffs First Round at the College Park Center. The Connecticut Sun look to advance to the second round for a sixth straight season. The Dallas Wings look to advance to the second round for the first time since 2015 when they were the Tulsa Shock.
The Connecticut Sun are averaging 86 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 19.5 points and 1.5 assists, while Brionna Jones is averaging 14 points and 3.5 rebounds. DiJonai Carrington is the third double-digit scorer and DeWanna Bonner is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 86.8 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Wings are averaging 78.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 86 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Allisha Gray is averaging 16 points and 5 rebounds, while Marina Mabrey is averaging 12.5 points and 5 rebounds. Teaira McCowan is the third double-digit scorer and Kayla Thornton is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 60.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.
The Sun are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Round 1 games. The over is 5-1 in Sun last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Wings last 5 overall. The Sun are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Dallas and 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
You can make a case for either side here. The Connecticut Sun are far and away the more talented team and should win this game, but the Dallas Wings are playing at a high level and should be riding high on confidence after game 2. After two blowouts from each side, you can see this game going either way. With all that said, the Sun are the better team and that should matter in an elimination game. We saw it between the Sky and Liberty. In must win spots, the better team usually gets its act together. Give me the Sun and the reasonable chalk.
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Randy’s Pick Connecticut Sun -5.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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