Atlanta Dream vs. Connecticut Sun - 8/23/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Connecticut Sun (12-13) vs. Atlanta Dream (9-16)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line: Connecticut Sun +1 -- Over/Under: 159 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, WCTX
The Atlanta Dream and Connecticut Sun square off Sunday afternoon at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Atlanta Dream need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 76.3 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 81.1 points on 44 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 19.8 points and 5.4 rebounds while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 12.1 points and 1.8 assists. Sancho Lyttle is grabbing 8.2 rebounds and Shoni Schimmel is dishing 3.3 assists. The Atlanta Dream have allowed 77 or more points in five straight games and are 3-14 SU when allowing 75 or more points this season. The Dream are 3-10 SU on the road and have lost six of their last eight. The Dream have won one road game over the last month.
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The Connecticut Sun look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 76.4 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Kelsey Bone is averaging 14.8 points and 6.4 rebounds while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. Shekinna Stricklen is grabbing two rebounds and Jasmine Thomas is dishing 3.8 assists. The Connecticut Sun have allowed 84 or more points in four of their last five games and are 0-9 SU when allowing 80 or more points. The Sun are 7-6 SU on their home court and have won four of their last five. Alex Bentley and Kayla Pedersen are questionable with injuries.
The Dream are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Sun are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games. The Dream are 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Connecticut and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
It's hard to make an accruate pick when the Sun have injuries to a couple of key players. However, the Sun play their best ball at home and should find a way to win regardless over a Dream team that has really stunk it up on the road all year.