Chicago Sky (7-14) vs. New York Liberty (6-14)
|Date & Time||Sunday July 15, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Liberty -4.5 -- Over/Under: 165
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The Chicago Sky and New York Liberty meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Westchester County Center.
The Chicago Sky could use a feel good victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 80.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 88.2 points on 46 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 16.5 points and 2.8 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 13.4 points and five rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Cheyenne Parker is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have lost four of their last five road games.
The New York Liberty look to win back-to-back games for the first time since May 29 - June 2. The New York Liberty are averaging 77.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 83.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 20.1 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 8.3 points and 1.6 assists. Shavonte Zellous is grabbing three rebounds and Bria Hartley is dishing 3.6 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost four straight home games.
The Sky are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 Sunday games. The Liberty are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Sky are 11-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings in New York, 15-7-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I'm honestly not trying to back either one of these teams, as they've both played poor basketball pretty much all season long. However, the Liberty are fresh off a victory and will have the best player on the floor in Charles. The Chicago Sky are also a team I've faded all season and it's paid off. The Sky are being otuscored by 7.7 points this season, 9.9 points on the road and 10.6 points in their last five games. It's been ugly loss after ugly loss for the Sky. So, I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Liberty.