Let’s discuss Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky.
After the three games in the semi-finals, the Chicago Sky are now ahead of Connecticut Sun after registering two back-to-back wins. Game 4 of the series will be played tonight at Mohegan Sun Arena, home to Connecticut Sun.
After losing the first game of the 5-games semi-final series, the Chicago Sky bounced back to defeat Connecticut Sun in a home match on Wednesday, August 31st. In the last game, Connecticut Sun lost a home game which now puts them in a peculiar position. They will have to win tonight’s game in order to have their journey in this season’s WNBA alive.
In Game 3, both teams displayed excellent performance. The first quarter of the game belonged to the host Connecticut Sun, they took 3 points lead. By the end of the 2nd quarter, the Chicago Sky were ahead of the Sun by 2 points. In the 3rd quarter, Connecticut Sun took 1 point lead but was behind the visitors by 1 point. By the end of the game, Chicago Sky had 4 points lead. The game ended in 76-72 points in favor of the Sky.
The two teams will meet once again tonight for Game 4 of the series. The Connecticut Sun will be hosting the Chicago Sky at the Mohegan Sun Arena. They have won 1 and lost the other won playing a host to Chicago Sky in the semi-finals.
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Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky: Odds
Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky: Recent Form
The Connecticut Sun has had an excellent season as of now. They finished their regular season with one less win than the Chicago Sky and overall they finished as the #3 seed in the regular season at 25-11. In the first round of the playoffs, Connecticut gave a 2-1 defeat to the Dallas Wings. Overall, the Sun has won 4 of the last 5 games.
The Chicago Sky too had a very successful campaign as of now. They finished the regular season on a strong note at 26-10 as the #2 seed. Chicago qualified for the WNBA Seminifals by a 2-1 win against the New York Liberty in Round 1. The Sky has won 3 of the last 5 fixtures.
Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky: Head to head
There have been 47 fixtures between Chicago Sky and Connecticut Sun in the WNBA. The Chicago Sky is having the upper hand as they won 27 games, while the Connecticut Sun won 20 of them.
If we talk about the last 5 meetings, 4 games were won by the Sky and 1 by the Sun. The previous meeting took place in the WNBA Semifinals of the current postseason. The Chicago Sky won that game with a score of 85-77.
Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky: Best Picks
Jones is a two-way scoring machine. Being lethal from inside and beyond the arc is a skill not a lot are familiar with. The 2021 WNBA MVP has incredible rebounding skills, displays excellent athleticism and is an aggressive 3-pt shooter.
This season she is averaging a whopping 8.8 rebounds and 14.8 points per game. She’s truly one of the finest shooters in the league right now.
The 27 year old Breanna Stewart power forward is a gem in the Storm lineup. With fantastic 3-pt shooting skills, she’s also paired with an incredible defense. Stewart is talented with in-the-paint shooting as well and is able to score with deep hooks and layups.
The two-time WNBA champion is having a very consistent and productive season, averaging 21.2 points, 2.7 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game. With a 45.5% field goal percentage, she is one of the top picks of this matchup.
The two-time WNBA Champion DeWanna Bonner has also made four appearances in the WNBA All-Star team. An incredible player on the offense and defense, she is definitely one of the top picks this game. Bonner is pretty competent from beyond the arc while also featuring a proficiency in inside shooting.
She’s a pretty good interior and perimeter defender as well. This season, she has averaged 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky: Possible Lineup
Connecticut Sun: Guard- Courtney Williams | Guard- Natisha Hiedeman | Forward- DeWana Bonner | Forward- Alyssa Thomas | Center– Jonquel Jones
Chicago Sky: Guard- Allie Quigley | Guard- Courtney Vandersloot | Forward- Emma Meesseman | Forward- Kahleah Copper | Center- Candace Parker
Both Chicago Sky and the Connecticut Sun have won 1 game each in the 5-game semi-final series. The stats have Chicago Sky ahead of Connecticut Sun but playing at home, Connecticut Sun will have a home advantage.
Considering the recent form of both the teams and also considering the home advantage, we predict Game 3 to have a wire finish with the home side having a marginal edge. The prediction and the betting platforms have also favored the home side, Connecticut Sun for this match.
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