Atlanta Dream vs. Chicago Sky - 8/26/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sky vs. Dream
WNBA Basketball: Friday August 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: Sky -6 --- Over/Under: 165.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, The U Too
The Atlanta Dream and Chicago Sky square off late Friday night at Allstate Arena.
The Atlanta Dream look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 81.2 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 83.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 18.2 points and 2.6 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 14.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Layshia Clarendon is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 26.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost three straight road games.
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The Chicago Sky look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 84.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 84.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 21.2 points and 7.2 rebounds while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 11.4 points and 2.5 assists. Allie Quigley is the third double-digit scorer and Jamierra Faulkner is dishing 4.8 assists. The Sky are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have split their last 10 home games.
The Dream are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Sky are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS loss and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Dream are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Both of these clubs are very talented but continue to play inconsistent ball. However, the home team has won five of the last six meetings and the Sky have the offensive firepower that will give the Dream trouble to keep up. I like the Sky and the reasonable number.