Connecticut Sun vs. Atlanta Dream - 8/25/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Dream (10-16) vs. Connecticut Sun (12-14)
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday August 25, 2015 at 11:30 am (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Dream -7.5 -- Over/Under: 161 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FOX Sports South
The Connecticut Sun and Atlanta Dream square off Tuesday afternoon at the Philips Arena.
The Connecticut Sun need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 76.4 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Kelsey Bone is averaging 14.8 points and 6.4 rebounds while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. Shekinna Stricklen is grabbing two rebounds and Jasmine Thomas is dishing 3.8 assists. The Connecticut Sun have allowed 84 or more points in five of their last six games and are 0-10 SU when allowing 80 or more points. The Sun are 5-7 SU on the road and have lost four straight. Alex Bentley and Kayla Pedersen are questionable with injuries.
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The Atlanta Dream look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 76.3 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 81.1 points on 44 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 19.8 points and 5.4 rebounds while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 12.1 points and 1.8 assists. Sancho Lyttle is grabbing 8.2 rebounds and Shoni Schimmel is dishing 3.3 assists. The Atlanta Dream are coming off a win over the Sun in which they scored 102 points and shot 59.7 percent from the field. The Dream are 6-6 SU on their home court and have lost two of their last three. This will be the Dream’s fourth home game since mid-July.
The Sun are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Dream are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games following a ATS win. The Sun are 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings.
I hate this line, as both teams are playing like crap and fail to show up with any consistency. However, the Dream are at home where they play well and the Sun are banged up. Give me the Dream if forced to pick, but this is a game I'd stay away from.