Chicago Sky vs. New York Liberty - 9/3/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Liberty (21-8) vs. Chicago Sky (18-12)
WNBA Basketball: Thursday September 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Liberty -7 -- Over/Under: 152.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, MSG, The U Too
The Chicago Sky and New York Liberty meet Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Chicago Sky look to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 83.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 80.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Jessica Breland is averaging 6.7 points and 5.9 rebounds while Clarissa Dos Santos is averaging 5.2 points and 4.8 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is dishing six assists and Allie Quigley is dishing 1.7 assists. The Chicago Sky have been held under 70 points in four of their last seven games and are 1-6 SU this season when that’s the case. The Sky are 7-8 SU on the road and have won three of their last four. Cappie Pondexter and Elena Delle Donne are questionable with injuries.
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The New York Liberty look to remain hot after winning five of their last six games. The New York Liberty are averaging 74.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 38 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17.9 points and 8.9 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 15.3 points and 3.7 assists. Sugar Rodgers is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Tanisha Wright is dishing 3.5 assists. The New York Liberty have scored 80 or more points in three straight games and are 10-0 SU this season when that’s the case. The Liberty can all but clinch the top seed in the East with a win here. The Liberty are 11-3 SU on their home court and have won three straight.
The Sky are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Liberty are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 23-8 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The Sky are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New York and 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
The Liberty have been a covering machine all season long, while the Sky haven't been that great offensively as of late. Add in the fact Pondexter and Elle Donne are banged up, and I see New York rolling in this one.