Chicago Sky vs. Atlanta Dream - 5/22/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Dream vs. Chicago Sky
WNBA Basketball: Sunday May 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Dream +4 -- Over/Under: 169.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FOX Sports Southeast
The Chicago Sky and Atlanta Dream square off early Sunday afternoon at the Philips Arena.
The Chicago Sky look to get a game above a .500 record with a win here. The Chicago Sky are averaging 86.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 83.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 28 points and six rebounds while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 15.5 points and two rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Jamierra Faulkner is dishing three assists. The Sky are shooting 7.7 percent from beyond the arc and 85.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have split their last eight road games.
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The Atlanta Dream also hope to get over the hump after a 1-1 start to the season. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 79 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayesis averaging 16 points and three rebounds while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 15.5 points and two assists. Angel McCoughtry is the third double-digit scorer and Carla Cortijo is dishing three rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have split their last eight home games.
The Sky are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Dream are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference. The Sky are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Dream have been great against the spread dating back to last season, and this is their home opener so the crowd should be live. Also, while I'm high on the Sky, they're still not playing much defense, allowing opposing teams to hang around. Don't love this spot, but there's value with Atlanta at home and the points.