Atlanta Dream vs. Connecticut Sun - 6/3/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sun vs. Dream
WNBA Basketball: Friday June 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line: Sun +5.5 -- Over/Under: 164 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Atlanta Dream and Connecticut Sun square off Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Atlanta Dream look for another victory after a strong 5-1 start to the season. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 86.2 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 19 points and 2.2 assists while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 14.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Tiffany Hayes is the third double-digit scorer and Carla Cortijo is dishing 2.6 assists. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won six of their last eight road games.
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The Connecticut Sun could use a victory after a rough 1-5 start to the season. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 76.8 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 85.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Jasmine Thomas is averaging 13 points and 5.3 assists while Alex Bentley is averaging 10.8 points and two rebounds. Camille Little is the third double-digit scorer and Kelsey Bone is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost five of their last six home games.
The Dream are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Sun are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-14 ATS in their last 18 vs. Eastern Conference. The Dream are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Connecticut and 6-13 ATS in the last 19 meetings overall.
The Dream have flexed their muscle from the gate and are making a strong case as the best team in the East. The Sun continue to struggle and home games don't help much. Have to ride the hot hand here and back the road team and small line.