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Sky face Sun: WNBA odds preview

Chicago SkyConnecticut Sun
July 12, 7:00 PM | Mohegan Sun Arena

Chicago Sky vs Connecticut Sun Odds

9-4TEAM RECORD3-8

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Chicago when they hit take on the Sun on Friday in pro hoops betting action.

This season the Sun are 3-8 overall and 4-7 ATS against the number, while the Sky are 9-4 and 7-6 ATS. As for the totals, Connecticut is 3-7-1 on the OU, and Chicago is 7-5-1.

View Chicago vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Sun as 5.5-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 156.5.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Connecticut's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 72.7 PPG, against a Sky defense that ranks No. 6 at 75.6 PPG. The Sun field goal percentage has averaged 39.7% so far, less than the Sky shooters have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Defensively, the Sky feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.2 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chicago was an 89-85 winner at home against the Mystics. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (174) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Sky got a 26-point performance from Sylvia Fowles, who added 18 rebounds as Chicago ran past Washington 89-85 on Wednesday at Allstate Arena.

Connecticut lost its last outing, a 78-66 result against the Fever on July 6. The Sun failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 144 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Connecticut suffered a 78-66 loss against Indiana on Saturday, getting 17 points from Allison Hightower in a losing effort at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Chicago Sky Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-7
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Connecticut Sun Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing San Antonio are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Sky at Sun trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Connecticut
Chicago is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games when playing Chicago
Connecticut is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Connecticut's last 9 games
Connecticut is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chicago

Next up:
Chicago at New York, Thursday, July 18
Connecticut home to San Antonio, Sunday, July 14