Dream vs. Sky
WNBA Basketball: Sunday May 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm (McCamish Pavilion)
The Line: Dream -8 -- Over/Under: 161.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Sky and Atlanta Dream meet Sunday in WNBA action at the McCamish Pavilion on NBATV.
The Chicago Sky look for their first victory of the season when they take the road for the second time. The Chicago Sky are averaging 72 points on 37.2 percent shooting and allowing 80.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Tamera Young is averaging 16 points and 5.5 rebounds while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 15.5 points and six assists. Jessica Breland is the third double-digit scorer and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing three rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 26.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 23.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have lost six of their last 10 road games.
The Atlanta Dream look to build on their 2-0 start to the season when they play their home opener. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 86 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 37.7 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 21 points and six rebounds while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 16 points and 4.5 assists. Damiris Dantas is the third double-digit scorer and Bria Holmes is dishing 2.5 assists. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Sky are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games, 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Dream are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games, 17-6-1 ATS in their last 24 games playing on 1 days rest and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 Sunday games. The Sky are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Atlanta, 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
I've bet against the Atlanta Dream twice this year and they've burned me, so enough of that. Even without their best player, the Dream are lighting it up on the offensive end by shooting 47 percent from the field and making a quarter of their threes. If that type of offense continues, the Chicago Sky will have their hands full and won't be able to keep up. I have to side with the Dream by double digits on their home court for the first time this season.