9:08 pm
August 24

Sun @ Wings

Who will WIN this matchup?

Connecticut Sun (25-11)

@ Dallas Wings (18-18)


Current odds:

Connecticut Sun: (-260)

Dallas Wings: (+215)


• The line for this game is Sun by 6.5 points.

• A complete turnaround by Dallas has led to an elimination game for the Wings as they square off against the visiting Connecticut Sun in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Wednesday in Arlington, Texas. The winner will play second-seeded Chicago in the WNBA semifinals after the Sky beat the seventh-seeded New York Liberty 90-72 in a decisive third game on Tuesday.

• The sixth-seeded Wings forced a deciding game at home when they beat third-seeded Connecticut 89-79 on Sunday in Uncasville, Conn., after getting routed 93-68 in the series-opener last Thursday. It was the Wings’ first playoff win since 2009, when the franchise was still the Detroit Shock. Wednesday’s game marks the first time the Wings will host a postseason game.

• Kayla Thornton racked up a career playoff-high 20 points for the Wings in the win, with Teaira McCowan coming off the bench to record 17 points and 11 rebounds.

• The Sun scored only seven points in the first quarter — the second-lowest point total in league playoff history — as Dallas led 22-7. The Wings stoked that advantage to 31 points early in the fourth period and held fast despite a 22-2 run by Connecticut. The Sun never cut the lead to single digits.

• Jonquel Jones and Brionna Jones led the Sun with 20 points each while DiJonai Carrington added 13 points for Connecticut, which never led in the game.

• Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas’ leading scorer, was upgraded to probable for Game 3 on Tuesday afternoon. She was originally ruled out for at least the first round of the playoffs after needing abdominal surgery earlier this month.

• The Wings were just 8-10 at home during the regular season. Conversely, Connecticut went 12-6 on the road, second only to Las Vegas for the best road record in the league.

• The Sun are in search of their fourth consecutive semifinals appearance.

StreakSmarter Pick
Connecticut Sun