Chicago Sky vs Connecticut Sun 8/8/20 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/08/2020 at 10:27 AM ET

Chicago Sky vs Connecticut Sun 8/8/20 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

The Chicago Sky and Connecticut Sun meet up in the WNBA bubble in the sixth game for Eastern Conference teams. The Sun have gotten off to a rough start this season, losing their opening five games but notched their first win of the season over Dallas 91-68. The Chicago Sky had a two-game winning streak snapped their last time out falling 96-86 to the Phoenix Mercury, dropping to 4-2 on the year.

The Sky come into this matchup averaging 87 points per game ranking 45h in the WNBA and boast the WNBA’s best shooting percentage, shooting at a 48.6% clip. 

Chicago boasts an incredibly deep scoring attack with six players averaging double figures. Leading the team in scoring is Kahleah Copper who averages 14.7 points per game while adding 4.3 rebounds. Running the point is all-star point guard Courtney Vandersloot who leads all the WNBA in assists with 8.5 per game while adding 13 points. 

The Sun have really struggled on the offensive end this year averaging 75.4 points per game which ranks second to last in the WNBA while shooting abysmal 38.9% from the field as a team. 

The Sun are led by the duo of DeWanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas; Bonner leads the team in scoring with 20.5 points per game while adding in 8.2 rebounds per game. Bonner is also third on the team with 3.5 assists per game. Thomas is averaging a double-double with 15.2 points per game while adding a team-high 11.2 rebounds per game. Thomas is the team leader in assists with 4.3 per game.

The Sky are allowing 82.4 points per game ranking 7th in the WNBA while opposing teams are shooting 43.6% from the field. The Sun have allowed 83.4 points per game, right behind the Sky at 8th while opponents are shooting 45% from the field.

The Sun made the WNBA finals last season but have gotten off to a horrible start to the season losing their opening five games before getting a win over the Dallas Wings. The Sky and their potent offense have gotten off to an excellent start this season, winning four The Sky just have too many weapons on the offense and with star point guard Courtney Vandersloot to get the ball, the Sky race to an easy victory. Final score prediction, Chicago Sky win and cover the spread 91-83.

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