New York Liberty (4-11) vs. Chicago Sky (6-9)
|Date & Time||Sunday July 1, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Sky -3 -- Over/Under: 166.5
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The New York Liberty and Chicago Sky meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Wintrust Arena.
The New York Liberty could use a feel good victory here in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The New York Liberty are averaging 77.1 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 82.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 19.6 points and 6.7 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 10.3 points and 1.6 assists. Shavonte Zellous is dishing 2.9 assists and Bria Hartley is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost four straight road games.
The Chicago Sky look for another victory to build on their solid three-game winning streak. The Chicago Sky are averaging 80.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 87.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 16.2 points and 2.5 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 13.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. Cheyenne Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 7.6 assists. The Chicago Sky are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have split their last six home games.
The Liberty are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sky are 8-18 ATS in their last 26 home games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games. The Liberty are 6-15-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.
It's time to accept that the New York Liberty aren't the same team they were last year, as the defense has taken a huge step back and they're being outscored by 11.4 points during their five-game losing streak. Chicago just dropped 103 points on New York on the road on Friday. The Sky are also riding a nice little three-game winning streak, as they're playing their best and most consistent ball over the last week. Laying the bucket here shouldn't be an issue. The New York Liberty are just an awful team right now.