WNBA Picks Today: Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky Game 5 Playoff Predictions (September 8)

The 2022 WNBA Playoffs continue Thursday as the Connecticut Sun and the Chicago Sky square off in a win-or-go-home Game 5. Whichever team comes out victorious will advance to the WNBA Finals to face the Las Vegas Aces. Let’s break down the series so far and look at the best betting opportunity in this matchup.

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WNBA Pick: Sun vs. Sky Game 5

These teams have played an incredibly back-and-forth series that has been very physical. The good news for both teams is that all of their players are healthy for Game 5, so you can expect the stars to shine.

In Game 4, the Sun were dominant in many facets of the game, leading Chicago for most of the contest, ecentually winning by a score of 104-80. Connecticut shot 57% from the field and won the rebound battle by 16 boards. The Sun’s physicality was a major factor in their win, along with a few of their key players stepping up to have big games. DeWanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas combined to drop 36 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists. Bonner also had 7 stocks on the night, which greatly contributed to Connecticut’s defensive presence.

The Sky had a few decent individual offensive performances, but on a night that Candace Parker slowed down a bit, her team needed to have someone else step up in a big way. That didn’t happen, allowing the Sun to force Thursday’s Game 5.

Expect Game 5 to be competitive all the way around. While Chicago has championship experience, they have also proven to be completely dependent on 36-year-old Candace Parker. If Parker doesn’t have an awesome game this Sky team will be very beatable. The Sun still haven’t gotten a great semifinals performance from Jonquel Jones, so it’s reasonable to assume that she will play a big part in this make-or-break game. Take the underdog Sun moneyline (+155) in this one and prepare for a finals matchup between Connecticut and Las Vegas.

The Pick: Connecticut Sun ML (+155)


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