Date/Time: 07-30-2018 19:00 EDT
Spread: Connecticut Sun -7.5
Two top-3 squads of the Eastern Conference are clashing today, when the 3rd Chicago Sky, who have lost only once in their last 6 games, are visiting the team with the best record currently in the East, the Connecticut Sun, who want to extend their current winning streak as well.
The Sky are 11-8 (11-7-1 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the 3rd place of the East. They are 5-1 in their last 6 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Fever at home, 78-70. The Sun are 13-6 record (9-10 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on top of the East. They have won their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Liberty at home, 70-63.
Top Basketball BookmakersChicago are led in scoring by Diamond DeShields with 15.2 ppg. She also adds 5.8 rebounds per game, while Allie Quigley follows with 13.1 ppg, 3.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. Courtney Vandersloot adds 9.6 ppg, 4.4 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 8.5 per game. Connecticut are led in scoring by Jonquel Jones with 15.3 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 10.2 per game, while Jasmine Thomas follows with 11.7 ppg, adding 3.2 rebounds and leading the team in assists made with 5.5 per game. Alyssa Thomas adds 11.2 ppg, 3.2 assists and 7.5 rebounds per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Sky won at home with a 93-75 score. Sun are 9-1 at home so far season, while the Sky are 3-5 on the road. Sky are better oth offensively, scoring a second-best of 79.8 ppg to Sun’s 78.3, while Sun are better defensively, allowing 74.3 ppg to Sky’s 79.3. Sky have better percentages both in field goals (44.2% to 41.2%) and in 3-pointers (35.9% to 35.4%). They are also better in dimes made (21.1 to 18.5), while Sun are better both in turnovers committed (14 to 15.6) and in boards grabbed (37.4 to 36.5). Bookmakers give the Sun a -7.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds as they are the best home team currently in the league.
Chicago Sky vs Connecticut Sun Prediction: Connecticut Sun -7.5 (-105)