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Seattle Storm vs. Chicago Sky - 5/25/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Sky (2-1) vs. Seattle Storm (1-1)
Date & Time Friday May 25, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Seattle Storm -7.5 -- Over/Under: 162
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, JOETV, THE U TOO
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WNBA | Chicago Sky (2-1) vs. Seattle Storm (1-1)
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The Chicago Sky and Seattle Storm meet Friday in WNBA action at the Key Arena.

The Chicago Sky look for a big road victory here to build on their solid 2-1 record. The Chicago Sky are averaging 75 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 18 points and 2.3 rebounds while Diamond DeShields is averaging 11 points and 3.3 assists. Stefanie Dolson is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Jamierra Faulkner is dishing 3.7 assists. The Chicago Sky are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have split their last six road games.

The Seattle Storm look for their first home victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Seattle Storm are averaging 84.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 79 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Jewell Loyd is averaging 19.5 points and three assists while Breanna Stewart is averaging 15.5 points and 13 rebounds. Alysha Clark is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 4.5 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 91.7 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have split their last eight home games.

The Sky are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Storm are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sky are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.

The Seattle Storm bounced back nicely with an impressive road win over the Mercury after losing to them at home in their opener. The Chicago Sky got waxed by Atlanta after looking to be the surprise team with a fast 2-0 start. The line suggests everything returns to normal, as the Sky go back to being a bottom feeder and the Storm flex their muscle against lesser comp. However, the Sky have been one of the better shooting teams in the league out of the gate and have held their own defensively as well. I think highly of the Storm, like I did last year, but I'm not comfortable laying seven-plus points in this spot.

Pick:
Chicago Sky +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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