Sun vs Sky Prediction: Can the Sun dominate the table-toppers?

Sun vs Sky Prediction: The Connecticut Sun will start as favorites to win their upcoming game against the Chicago Sky as per the latest predictions.

It will be a battle of supremacy in the Eastern Conference when the Connecticut Sun takes on the Chicago Sky for the next WNBA fixture on Sunday. With both teams already qualified for the playoffs, the matchup becomes all the more important from the perspective of the postseason.

The Sun will be targeting their fifth straight win. In the last fixture, they won an exciting contest against the Storm. The top scorer was Alyssa Thomas with 19 points. She also added 11 assists to her name. Brionna Jones was not included in the starting lineup but she managed to give a good contribution of 13 rebounds and 5 assists. The Sun will need a comprehensive effort to trouble the defending champions on Sunday.

The Chicago Sky seems to be on a mission this season to defend their title. They have been the best side so far in the regular season. The Sky bounced back after losing to the Aces and won the last game against the Liberty.

It was a dominating performance from Courtney Vandersloot as she scored 23 points for her team with 9 assists and 6 rebounds. Her performance sealed the game for the Sky. Kahleah Copper was the other key contributor with 16 points and 11 rebounds. 

Sun vs Sky Prediction: Winning Probability

Platform Sun Sky Predicted Winner
FiveThirtyEight 60% 40% Sun

Sun vs Sky Prediction: Recent Form

The Connecticut Sun is surging after 4 consecutive wins. They are currently at 20-9 in the second place of the Eastern Conference (Overall #3 seed). Connecticut has maintained a commendable home record of 10-4 till now. The Sun will be hosting the Chicago Sky after winning the last game against the Seattle Storm, by a score of 88-83.

The Chicago Sky has looked flawless in most of the games this season. They are currently at 22-7 in the top position of the Eastern Conference (Overall #1 seed). Chicago has got 3 wins from the last 5 fixtures. In the away games, they have maintained a very good record of 10-5 so far. The Sky will be meeting the Connecticut Sun after defeating the New York Liberty in the last matchup with a score of 89-81.

Sun vs Sky Prediction: Team Stats

Stats Connecticut Sun Chicago Sky
Points Per Game 84.9 85.7
Rebounds Per Game 36.0 35.8
Assists Per Game 20.6 23.7

Sun vs Sky Prediction: Injuries

Connecticut Sun: Bria Hartley (Guard)

Chicago Sky: Candace Parker (Forward)

Sun vs Sky Prediction: Head to Head

Both these teams have met 43 times in the WNBA. The Chicago Sky looks like the better side with 24 wins, while the Connecticut Sun managed to win 19 of them. If we talk about the last 5 meetings, 4 games were won by the Sky and only 1 by the Sun. The previous meeting took place in the current season on 28 June 2022. The Chicago Sky win that game with a score of 91-83.

Sun vs Sky Prediction: Previous Meeting Highlights

Sun vs Sky Prediction: 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- Kahleah Copper | Forward- Emma Meesseman | Center- Azura Stevens

Sun vs Sky Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Connecticut Sun:

Player Position Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game Steals Per Game
Jonquel Jones Center 14.6 8.6 1.2
Player Position Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game Steals Per Game
DeWanna Bonner Forward 13.5 5.0 1.2
Player Position Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game Assists Per Game
Alyssa Thomas Forward 13.2 8.1 6.0

Chicago Sky:

Player Position Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game Turnovers Per Game
Kahleah Copper Forward 14.8 5.9 2.0
Player Position Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game Steals Per Game
Emma Meesseman Forward 12.5 5.8 1.4
Player Position Points Per Game Assists Per Game Steals Per Game
Courtney Vandersloot Guard 11.3 6.3 1.0

Sun vs Sky Prediction: Winner

The past record between the two teams is giving an upper hand to the Chicago Sky. However, the Connecticut Sun have been very dangerous in their home arena this season. It can be a mouth-watering encounter as both sides are coming off a successful season as of now and none of them would like to lose the chance of extending the dominance. As per the predictions and betting markets, the Sun has a slightly higher probability to win this matchup.

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