Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky Preview and Prediction for June 12 | 2024 WNBA Commissioner's Cup

Connecticut Sun v Chicago Sky - Game Five
Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky Preview and Prediction for June 12 | 2024 WNBA Commissioner's Cup

The Connecticut Sun versus Chicago Sky matchup is the only WNBA Commissioner’s Cup game scheduled for Wednesday. The two teams have contrasting records in the in-season tournament. While Connecticut has three wins and a loss, Chicago has one win and three losses.

The Sun are first in the East with a 10-1 record, while the Sky are fourth in the same conference with a 4-6 record. Connecticut won its previous game 89-72 against the Indiana Fever on Monday, while Chicago lost its most recent game 89-80 to the Atlanta Dream on Saturday.

The Commissioner’s Cup continues until June 25 when the top team from each conference will compete in the final.

Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky game details and odds

The Connecticut Sun versus Chicago Sky game is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday at Wintrust Arena. The game will be broadcast live on The U and NECN. It will also be streamed live on WNBA League Pass.

Moneyline: Sun (-330) vs. Sky (+265)

Spread: Sun (-7.5) vs. Sky (+7.5)

Total (O/U): Sun -110 (o153) vs. Sky -110 (u153)

Editor's note: The odds could change close to the game. The odds listed were as per available information at the time of writing.

Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky preview

The two teams have met in 78 games since 2006, with Connecticut leading the head-to-head series 41-37. Wednesday’s game will be the second meeting between the two teams this season. They previously met on May 25, as the Sun won 86-82.

Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky injury reports and starting lineups

The Sun’s Moriah Jefferson is listed day-to-day with an ankle injury. Connecticut coach Stephanie White should start:

PG: Tyasha Harris SG: Dijonai Carrington SF: DeWanna Bonner PF: Alyssa Thomas C: Brionna Jones

Connecticut’s key bench contributors should be Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Rachel Banham and Tiffany Mitchell.

Elizabeth Williams continues to be out for Chicago with a knee injury, while Diamond DeShields is probable with an ankle issue. Sky coach Teresa Weatherspoon should start:

PG: Dana Evans SG: Marina Mabrey SF: Diamond DeShields PF: Angel Reese C: Kamilla Cardoso

Chicago’s key bench contributors could be Chennedy Carter, Lindsay Allen and Isabelle Harrison.

Editor’s note: These are predicted starting lineups, which could change depending on the availability of players uncertain to play.

Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky prediction

The oddsmakers favor the Sun to win on the road. While Chicago should put up a fight, Connecticut could prove to be too much for the struggling Sky. Expect the Sun to cover the spread for a win. This should be a low-scoring game with the team total staying under 153 points.

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Edited by Rajdeep Barman
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