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Atlanta Dream vs. Chicago Sky - 8/3/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Sky (10-17) vs. Atlanta Dream (16-10)
Date & Time Friday August 3, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Dream -9 -- Over/Under: 171
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WNBA | Chicago Sky (10-17) vs. Atlanta Dream (16-10)
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The Chicago Sky and Atlanta Dream meet Friday in WNBA action at the McCamish Pavilion.

The Chicago Sky look for another big victory after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 83 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 90 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 16.2 points and 2.6 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 13.9 points and 4.9 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have lost four of their last six road games.

The Atlanta Dream look to keep the ball rolling after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 79 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.2 points and 3.5 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 16.3 points and three assists. Renee Montgomery is dishing 3.3 assists and Brittney Sykes is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won five of their last six home games.

The Sky are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference. The Dream are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Sky are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.

The Chicago Sky are playing better as of late, but they're just 3-8 ATS this season when an underdog of at least 7.5 points, and they're still being outscored by 8.2 points on the road. The Atlanta Dream are one of the hotter teams in the league and need to keep winning in order to position themselves for a nice playoff spot. The Dream have been a covering machine during this winning streak and are 3-1 ATS in their last four games as a favorite. I don't love the big chalk with a grind it out club like the Dream, but I'll take them in a double-digit victory. The Sky are awful on the road, even with their last two results.

Atlanta Dream -9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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