Atlanta Dream vs. Chicago Sky - 5/19/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sky vs. Dream
WNBA Basketball: Friday May 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: Sky +1 -- Over/Under: 159.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, The U Too
The Atlanta Dream and Chicago Sky meet Friday in WNBA action at the Allstate Arena.
The Atlanta Dream look for another road victory to get off to a 2-0 start. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 81 points on 38.8 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 36.5 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 19 points and six rebounds while Bria Holmes is averaging 15 points and four rebounds. Layshia Clarendon is the third double-digit scorer and Damiris Dantas is grabbing five rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 19 percent from beyond the arc and 92.6 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Chicago Sky look for a bounce back performance after losing to the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. The Chicago Sky are averaging 61 points on 35.3 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 37 percent shooting. Tamera Young is averaging 14 points and four assists while Jessica Breland is averaging 11 points and 10 rebounds. Cappie Pondexter is dishing five assists and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing two rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 14.3 percent from beyond the arc and 63.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 15 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have won five straight home games.
The Dream are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games, 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Sky are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Dream are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
We'll have a better feel for the Chicago Sky in this game, as losing to the Lynx doesn't tell us much considering nearly every team struggles against them. At the end of the day, I'm not sold on the Atlanta Dream without Angel McCoughtry, and they had issues scoring in the second half. The Chicago Sky are a deep offensive team that can fill it up. In a toss-up game, I have more confidence in the Sky at home than I do the Dream on the road without their best player. I'll side with the Sky.