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Chicago Sky vs. New York Liberty - 7/12/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Liberty at Chicago Sky
Date & Time Friday July 12, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Wintrust Arena
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Chicago Sky -3.5 -- Over/Under: 162
TV Channel
ESPN3/LEAGUE PASS, THE U TOO
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The New York Liberty and Chicago Sky meet Friday in WNBA action at the Wintrust Arena.

The New York Liberty look for a win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The New York Liberty are averaging 78.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 82.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 18.8 points and 8.4 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 16 points and 2.1 assists. Amanda Zahui B. is the third double-digit scorer and Asia Durr is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won four of their last five road games.

The Chicago Sky need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 77.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 79.1 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Diamond DeShields is averaging 13.9 points and 5.9 rebounds while Allie Quigley is averaging 12.9 points and 2.8 assists. Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 7.9 assists and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have won five of their last eight home games.

The Liberty are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Sky are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Liberty are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Chicago. The over is 56-27-1 in Sky last 84 home games. The under is 4-1 in Liberty last 5 overall.

The Chicago Sky are coming off some tough losses during this recent stretch, but they're still solid at home where they hold teams under 40 percent shooting and win by an average of 4.1 points. However, the New York Liberty have turned their season around as of late and actually have had some of their best results on the road this season. These games are also usually very high scoring and competitive. I'll take a shot with the free bucket. 

Pick:
New York Liberty +3.5

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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