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Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings Predictions, Head to Head, Best Picks, Predicted Line-ups, Match Preview: WNBA Playoffs.

As per the latest Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings Prediction, Connecticut Sun is predicted to win tonight’s game.

The playoff is upon us as the first round of the postseason unraveled this week. The Connecticut Sun consolidated their playoff berth comfortably after finishing in the top 2 whereas the Dallas Wings were the best mid-table team in the Western Conference.

They are set to face each other in a best of 3 contest that is set to begin on the 18th of August at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The predictions are expecting the Connecticut club to make it to the semifinals but the Dallas is known to pull off upsets.

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Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings: Odds

Platform SunWingsPredicted Winner
FiveThirtyEight86%14%Sun
The Sun are predicted to win today.

Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings: Recent Form

The Connecticut Sun have maintained the favorite tag throughout the season and rightly so, as they ended up with a superior success rate of close to 70% after 36 games. Not only did they have a positive conference record, but they also built a fortress at home with 13 wins in 18 appearances besides being a strong side on the road. They are on a 3-match winning streak currently and are hopeful of closing the first-round games inside two matches.

On the other hand, the Dallas Wings have made a route for themselves to the postseason after warding off the initial struggle. They ended up with 18 wins in 36 games with the eye-catcher being their impressive away record of 10-8, which enabled them to stay in 3rd spot. In their recent outing against Sparks, they showcased their class and range, as they thwarted the opposition in disdain. Given that they have beaten Sun in the last meeting, they would be looking to do it once again here.

Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings: Head to head

Matches: 8: Sun: 6 Wings: 2

Sun to get the win this matchup.
Sun to get the win this matchup.

Last Meeting: Wings won 82-71 against Sun on 6th July 2022.

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Connecticut Sun vs Dallas Wings: Best Picks

Jonquel Jones

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.

Elena Delle Donne during a game.

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.

Arike Ogunbowale

This WNBA “Rookie” got drafted by the Wings in 2019. Since then, she has become the WNBA All-Star MVP, has appeared twice in the All-Star team and the WNBA Scoring Champion. She is a gifted point guard with a deep 3-pt range and commendable playmaking capabilities. 

Arike Ogunbowale during a game for the Wings.
Arike Ogunbowale during a game for the Wings.

Boasting 19.9 points per game, 3.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds this season, she might just be on her way to be the most valuable player.

DeWanna Bonner

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.

DeWanna Bonner at the free throw line during a game.
DeWanna Bonner at the free throw line during a game.

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 Dallas Wings: Possible Lineup

Minnesota Lynx: Guard- Moriah Jefferson | Guard- Kayla McBride | Forward- Aerial Powers | Forward- Damiris Dantas | Center- Sylvia Fowles

Connecticut Sun: Guard- Courtney Williams | Guard- Natisha Hiedeman | Forward- Alyssa Thomas | Forward- DeWana Bonner | Center– Jonquel Jones

Prediction

The post-season contest between Sun and Wings gives way to a hot favorite side play the clear dark horses. The Connecticut Sun is set to take an early lead while there is little pressure on the other side to deliver. Even though the disparity in odds says otherwise, there is every chance of this going to 3rd game.

It is a no-brainer that Sun holds all the aces going into this clash. According to Oddspedia, the Sun are the clear favorites with odds of 1.23 whereas the Dallas Wings are behind with odds of 5.15. The premium website FiveThirtyEight has gone on to give an 86% chance for the home team with the Dallas team needing to do little extra work on Thursday night.

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Varun Sharma
Varun Sharmahttp://thesportslite.com
Varun is a huge NBA and F1 fanatic, which is also the reason why he is here. Pursuing a career in cloud computing and DevOps, he's always keen and eager to learn new things.
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