Sun vs Sky Game 1 Prediction: Will Connecticut Sun End Their Losing Streak Against Chicago Sky?


Sun vs Sky Game 1 Prediction: Chicago Sky is predicted to win Game 1 of the semi-finals against the Connecticut Sun as per the latest Sun vs Sky Prediction.

Chicago Sky is set to host Connecticut Sun tonight in Game 1 of the semifinals. Both Connecticut Sun and Chicago Sky have had an outstanding season as of now with Sun finishing the regular season with one less win than Chicago Sky. Connecticut Sun ended their regular season as the No. 2 team in the Eastern Conference while the Chicago Sky topped the Eastern Conference.

In Round 1 of the postseason, both Chicago Sky and Connecticut Sun had to play the deciding game to qualify for the semi-finals. Chicago Sky was up against the New York Liberty and in the very first game, they faced a defeat at the hands of the New York-based side. However, in the next two games, they thrashed New York Liberty to book their slot in the semi-finals.

Connecticut Sun on the other hand was up against the Dallas Wings. They won the first game against Dallas Wings by 93-68 points but in the second game, they faced a 10-points defeat at the hands of Dallas Wings. In the series decider, that is Game 3 of Round 1 between the Sun and the Wings, Connecticut Sun won the game by 73-58 points and booked their semi-final clash against the Chicago Sky.

The two teams will meet each other at the Wintrust Arena located at McCormick Square.

Sun vs Sky Game 1 Betting Odds By Oddsshark

  • Opening:
    • Moneyline: Chicago Sky: -141 Connecticut Sun: +119
    • Spread: Chicago Sky: -2.5 (-114) Connecticut Sun: +2.5 (-114)
  • BetWay:
    • Moneyline: Chicago Sky: -180 Connecticut Sun: +150
    • Spread: Chicago Sky: +-4 (-110) Connecticut Sun: +4 (-110)

Sun vs Sky Prediction: WNBA 2022 Form

The defending champions, Chicago Sky were in great form since the very start of the tournament. They finished the regular season on a very strong note at 26-10 at the top position of the Eastern Conference (Overall #2 seed). In the home games, the Sky maintained an excellent record of 14-4 before the playoffs.

In the playoffs, they did not have a good start as they lost their very first game against the New York Liberty. But like a champion, they bounced back and won the next two games and qualified for the semi-finals.

The Connecticut Sun 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 started off well in the first round of the playoffs but faced defeat in the second game against the Dallas Wings. In the final and the decider game, they played like champions and qualified for the semi-finals.

Sun vs Sky Game 1 Prediction: Team Stats

Stats Chicago Sky Connecticut Sun
Points Per Game 86.3 85.8
Rebounds Per Game 34.8 37.1
Assists Per Game 24.3 21.1
Steals Per Game 7.3 8.3
Blocks Per Game 4.3 3.0

Sun vs Sky Game 1 Prediction: Players’ Stats

Chicago Sky

Position Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game Turnovers Per Game
Kahleah Copper Forward 21 8.0 4.0
Position Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game Steals Per Game
Allie Quigley Guard 18 5.0 1.0
Position Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game Assists Per Game
Candace Parker Center 17 10.0 5.0

Connecticut Sun

Position Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game Blocks Per Game
Jonquel Jones Center 15.1 9.0 1.2
Position Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game Steals Per Game
DeWanna Bonner Forward 13.4 4.1 1.2
Position Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game Assists Per Game
Alyssa Thomas Forward 12.9 7.6 5.6

Chicago Sky and Connecticut Sun have met 45 times in the WNBA as of now. The Chicago Sky looks like the better side with 26 wins, while the Connecticut Sun managed to win 19 of them.

If we talk about the last 5 meetings, Chicago Sky has had an all-round dominance. They are undefeated in their last 5 meetings against the Connecticut Sun. The last time the two teams met was back on July 8th. Chicago Sky registered a 94-91 points win against the Connecticut Sun.

This season, they have already met 4 times and in all four games, Connecticut Sun failed to avoid a defeat at the hands of Chicago Sky.

Sun vs Sky Prediction: Last Match Highlights

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Sun vs Sky Game 1 Prediction: Predicted Winner

Chicago Sky will be playing host to Connecticut Sun in the first game of the 5-games series Semi-finals or the Eastern Conference championship. As a host, Chicago Sky will have a home advantage. Added to it, their recent form has been simply outstanding. However, if we talk about their last 6 games this season, including the round-one games of the playoffs, Chicago Sky won 3 and lost 3 while the Connecticut Sun lost just 1 of their last 6 games.

As for the prediction of this game, considering the overall form of both the teams this season and also the head-to-head stats, added to it taking the home advantage as one of the key factors, we predict a win for the host, Chicago Sky in this game. Connecticut Sun is yet to win a game against Chicago Sky this season. The odds and predictions for this game are also in favor of the host.

Sun vs Sky Game 1 Prediction

Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky Prediction

Host: Chicago Sky

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