Connecticut Sun vs. Atlanta Dream WNBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/8/14
Atlanta Dream (12-5) vs. Connecticut Sun (9-10)
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm (McCamish Pavilion)
The Line: Atlanta Dream -8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Connecticut Sun and Atlanta Dream will play Tuesday night on ESPN2. Connecticut won the first meeting back in June, 85-76.
The Sun have really cooled off by losing four of their last five games and falling below a .500 record in the East. However, the Sun are still one of the top defensive teams in the league and have one of the best overall players in Chiney Ogwumike. The Sun average 76.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allow 77 points on 44.1 percent shooting. The Sun are a balanced team that has the potential to take that next step, they just have to be more consistent at both ends of the floor, especially on the offensive side.
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The Dream are the only winning team in the Eastern Conference and has won nine of their last 11 games. A team that does everything at a high level, the Dream are loaded at both ends of the floor. With Angel McCoughtry leading the way with nearly 20 points per game, the Dream have four scorers who average double digits. Overall, the Dream average 81.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allow 76.4 points on 42.4 percent shooting. The Dream are the best rebounding team in the league at 37.8 boards per game.
The Sun are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Dream are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Sun are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Sun are capable of playing with anybody when they're actually up to playing, and they've already beaten the Dream earlier this season. I like the Sun to keep this game closer than expected and to cover the number like they've done for much of the season.