Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky odds and picks
July 29, 2022; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Sky forward Azura Stevens (30) reacts after a defensive play against the New York Liberty during the second half of the WNBA game at Wintrust Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski – USA TODAY Sports
- The Chicago Sky are home favorites 2.5 points ahead of the Connecticut Sun in a WNBA game scheduled for Sunday, August 7
- Chicago is 3-0 against Connecticut this season; the Sun are 10-4 in their last 14 games
- See Sun vs Sky odds ahead of Sunday’s tilt
Don’t try to convince the Connecticut Sun (22-10, 10-5 away) of the Chicago Sky personality Jekyll-and-Hyde (24-8, 13-3 home).
Chicago is 3-3 in the last six games. However, one of those three wins was a 95-92 overtime decision at Connecticut. The Sky are 3-0 against the Sun this season. In fact, against the No. 2 Sun and No. 3 Washington Mystics, Eastern Conference-leading Chicago is 6-1 combined.
Sun vs. Sky Odds
|Connecticut Sun||+126||+2.5 (-105)||O 166.5 (-110)|
|chicago sky||-154||-2.5 (-115)||U 166.5 (-110)|
Odds as of August 6 on FanDuel
The Sky will be looking to complete a perfect roster against the Sun on Sunday and Illinois Sportsbook is loving their chances. Chicago is a 2.5-point home favorite over Connecticut. The Sun are 10-4 in the last 14 games, but two of those four losses have come to them from the Sky.
Tipping for this game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 7 at Wintrust Arena. The game is available for viewing on ESPN in the United States and Sportsnet in Canada.
With a moneyline of -154, the Sky have an implied probability of victory of 60.63%. Bet $10 on Chicago to cover the spread and if the Sky does win by more than five points, it will pay out $16.50.
In future betting on the books, Chicago is the chalk in the WNBA Championship odds. Reigning WNBA titleholders Sky have +190 odds to repeat as champions. The Sun is the third choice in this +500 betting market.
Chicago Sky Look to Set Single-Season Winning Mark
A Chicago win on Sunday will go down in franchise history. Friday’s 93-83 verdict at home against the Mystics was Chicago’s 24th of the season. This ties the club mark for wins in a single season, previously achieved by the 2013 side.
Chicago retains a two-game lead over the Las Vegas Aces for the WNBA playoff top seed. The Sky and the Aces are scheduled to face each other on Thursday.
These games were all consecutive. The Mystics, a 20-12 team, failed to shoot for more than two minutes against the Sky. They even called two timeouts during this stretch! pic.twitter.com/w2utnVbnkx
— Steph Noh (@StephNoh) August 6, 2022
Kayleah Copper continues to pace Chicago’s offense. She scored a team-high 19 points in Friday’s triumph. It was the third game in a row where she was Sky’s top scorer. Copper scored 27 points in the recent win over Connecticut.
The win over the Mystics, however, was all about balance on offense. Allie Quigley added 18 points, Rebekah Gardner and Azura Stevens added 11 points each, Emma Meesseman and Courtney Vandersloot each scored 10 points and Candace Parker contributed nine points. Stevens also had six rebounds and five blocks.
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The sun heats up against Mercury
Since the loss to Chicago, Connecticut has inflicted back-to-back home stashes on the Phoenix Mercury. There was an 87-63 victory on Tuesday, followed by a 77-64 win on Thursday.
Natisha Hiedeman led the way in Tuesday’s victory with 16 points. In Thursday’s triumph, San Jose couldn’t keep up with the Joneses. Jonquel Jones paced the Suns with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Brionna Jones scored 13 points and caught nine boards. Alyssa Thomas recorded a triple-double, scoring 10 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and providing 12 assists.
— Holly M (@hmc_28_) July 31, 2022
In the overtime loss to Chicago on July 31, Courtney Williams missed a potentially game-winning jump with 3.7 seconds left in regulation time. The Sun scored 26 of Sky’s 20 turnovers and edged Sky 21-4 in second-chance points.
Sun vs sky prediction
Connecticut is 6-1 over the last seven games. The only loss was in Chicago. The Sun have won four straight road games since suffering back-to-back losses to the Sky and the Dallas Wings.
Connecticut still has a realistic chance of making the top 2. There are still games against Chicago and Las Vegas on the slate for the Sun in the remaining four regular season games.
Sun vs Sky Stats
|84.9||Points per game||86.0|
|45.7%||Field goal percentage||47.8%|
Chicago takes a test of mettle in the final five games of the regular season. They have already beaten the #5 Mystics. The Sky are still playing No. 3 Sun, No. 4 Seattle Storm and No. 2 Aces.
So far this season. Chicago is 8-3 against those four teams.
Choose: Chicago Sky -2.5 (-115).
An industry veteran, Bob literally taught the sports history course at Elder College. He worked as a sports columnist for Postmedia, appeared as a guest on several radio stations, served as vice-president of the Society For International Hockey Research in Ontario, and wrote 25 books.