Connecticut Sun vs. Atlanta Dream - 8/28/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dream vs. Sun
WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Dream -2 -- Over/Under: 163.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FOX Sports Southeast, WTIC
The Connecticut Sun and Atlanta Dream play early Sunday afternoon at the Philips Arena on NBATV.
The Connecticut Sun look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 81.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 85.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 13.8 points and 2.7 assists while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 11.5 points and six rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is dishing 4.9 assists and Camille Little is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 29.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won four of their last five road games.
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The Atlanta Dream look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 81.2 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 83.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 18.4 points and 2.7 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 14.5 points and 3.2 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Layshia Clarendon is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 27.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won four straight home games.
The Sun are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Dream are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Sun are 15-7 ATS in the last 22 meetings.
The Dream need a second half win to get going and they've been rather consistent lately at home. Also, Atlanta has beaten Connecticut on six straight meetings. I'll take the small line.