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Connecticut Sun vs. Atlanta Dream - 7/17/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Dream (12-9) vs. Connecticut Sun (12-10)
Date & Time Tuesday July 17, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Connecticut Sun -7.5 -- Over/Under: 169.5
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WNBA | Atlanta Dream (12-9) vs. Connecticut Sun (12-10)
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The Atlanta Dream and Connecticut Sun meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Atlanta Dream look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 78.4 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 79.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.3 points and 3.2 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 16.6 points and three assists. Renee Montgomery is dishing 3.2 assists and Jessica Breland is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 29.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost four of their last six road games.

The Connecticut Sun have a chance to win three straight games for the first time in a month and a half. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 86.1 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 81.8 points on 44 percent shooting. Chiney Ogwumike is averaging 15 points and 7.5 rebounds while Courtney Williams is averaging 13.1 points and 3.1 assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is dishing 4.5 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won six of their last eight home games.

The Dream are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 Tuesday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Sun are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Dream are 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Connecticut, 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Atlanta Dream went from being a defensive minded team that's on the wrong side of close, ugly games to finishing those games and improving big time offensively. The Connecticut Sun have put together back-to-back solid performances, but we can't ignore several weeks of awful basketball and four straight games of failed covers. The Atlanta Dream are 7-1-1 in their last nine games as an underdog of at least five points and three of the last four have been outright victories. The Connecticut Sun are 3-6 ATS in their last nine games when a favorite of at least five points. Give me the Dream and the free buckets.

Atlanta Dream +7.5

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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