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Chicago Sky vs. Dallas Wings - 7/20/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dallas Wings (14-9) vs. Chicago Sky (7-16)
Date & Time Friday July 20, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Chicago Sky +6.5 -- Over/Under: 178
TV Channel
NBA TV, THE U TOO
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WNBA | Dallas Wings (14-9) vs. Chicago Sky (7-16)
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The Dallas Wings and Chicago Sky meet Friday in WNBA action at the Wintrust Arena.

The Dallas Wings look to keep the ball rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Dallas Wings are averaging 87.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.6 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Elizabeth Cambage is averaging 21.4 points and 9.2 rebounds while Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 19 points and 6.5 assists. Allisha Gray is dishing two assists and Azura Stevens is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have won three of their last four road games.

The Chicago Sky need a victory here after losing seven of their last eight games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 80.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 89.6 points on 47 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 16.1 points and 2.6 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 13.4 points and 4.9 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Cheyenne Parker is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have split their last six home games.

The Wings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sky are 9-21 ATS in their last 30 home games, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings in Chicago and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

It's always risky to lay chalk with a team on the end of a back to back, but it's tough to argue with the Dallas Wings, who have been beating teams into the ground over the last two weeks. The Wings came into last night outscoring teams by 12.8 points in their last five games and just dropped 90 points in their win over the Mystics. The Chicago Sky are being outscored by 6.8 points at home this season and 13.4 points in their last five games. The Sky have been fade material all season, especially at home where they don't cover numbers at all. I'll take the Sky and the somewhat reasonable chalk. 

Pick:
Dallas Wings -6.5

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