Chicago Sky (5-9) vs. New York Liberty (4-10)
|Date & Time||Friday June 29, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Liberty -4 -- Over/Under: 158.5
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The Chicago Sky and New York Liberty meet Friday in WNBA action at the Westchester County Center.
The Chicago Sky could use a feel good victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 78.9 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 86.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 16.3 points and 2.5 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Cheyenne Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 7.3 assists. The Chicago Sky are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have lost five straight road games.
The New York Liberty are getting desperate for a victory after losing six of their last seven games. The New York Liberty are averaging 75.5 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 81.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 19.4 points and 6.9 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 10.8 points and 1.7 assists. Shavonte Zellous is dishing three assists and Bria Hartley is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost four of their last six home games.
The Sky are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Liberty are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sky are 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings in New York, 14-6-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings and the under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Neither of these teams are playing good basketball obviously, and the Liberty are on the end of a back to back, which doesn't help. However, the Chicago Sky are being outscored by 10 points on the road this season and are allowing 86 points in their last five games. The Liberty also showed some signs of life last night, taking the Washington Mystics down to the wire despite being decent sized underdogs. If the New York Liberty can't win this game, well, the problems are worse than we thought.