Connecticut Sun vs. Atlanta Dream - 8/16/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Dream (8-15) vs. Connecticut Sun (12-11)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Dream -1.5 -- Over/Under: 158.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, SportSouth
The Connecticut Sun and Atlanta Dream square off Sunday afternoon at the Philips Arena.
The Connecticut Sun look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 76.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 15.1 points and two assists while Kelsey Bone is averaging 15.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is dishing 3.7 assists and Camille Little is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun have allowed 84 or more points in two of their last three games and are 0-7 SU when allowing 80 or more points. The Sun are 5-5 SU on the road and have lost five of their last six. The Sun have won just one road game since the month of July.
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The Atlanta Dream need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 76.1 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 81.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 20.2 points and 5.7 rebounds while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 11.9 points and 1.9 assists. Damiris Dantas is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and Shoni Schimmel is dishing 3.3 assists. The Atlanta Dream have allowed 84 or more points in seven of their last eight games and are 1-12 SU when allowing 80 or more points. The Dream are 5-6 SU on their home court and have lost three of their last four. The Dream haven’t won a home game since July 12th.
The Sun are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Dream are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sun are 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
Although the Sun have won both meetings this season and the last three overall against the Dream, Atlanta is at home and has to have the slight advantage here. Both teams are playing like garbage, but if forced to pick, give me the home team.