New York Liberty vs. Chicago Sky - 7/8/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sky vs. Liberty
WNBA Basketball: Friday July 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line Sky -2 -- Over/Under: 165.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, The U Too, MSG
The New York Liberty and Chicago Sky square off early Friday night at the Allstate Arena.
The New York Liberty look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The New York Liberty are averaging 83.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 80.5 points on 41 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 22.8 points and 9.6 rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 16.1 points and 2.5 assists. Shavonte Zellous is dishing two assists and Kiah Stokes is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won six of their last seven road games.
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The Chicago Sky could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 84.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 84.3 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 21.4 points and 7.2 rebounds while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 12.5 points and 3.1 assists. Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 4.5 assists and Tamera Young is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Sky are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have won three of their last four home games.
The Liberty are 20-8-2 ATS in their last 30 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sky are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Liberty are 3-11-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
I don't trust the Sky, as they're very inconsistent and continue to struggle on the defensive end. The Liberty remain the hottest team in the East and have played their best ball overall on the road. I'll take a shot here with the better team and the free bucket.