New York Liberty vs. Chicago Sky - 8/20/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Liberty vs. Chicago Sky - 8/20/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Sky vs. New York Liberty

Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: New York Liberty +15.5 -- Over/Under: 166 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Sky and New York Liberty meet Thursday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.

The Chicago Sky look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 85.9 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 82.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kahleah Copper is averaging 14.3 points and 4.6 rebounds while Allie Quigley is averaging 13.9 points and 2.4 assists. Cheyenne Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 8.6 assists. The Chicago Sky are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.

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The New York Liberty need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The New York Liberty are averaging 72.5 points on 36.4 percent shooting and allowing 88.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 18.3 points and four assists while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 12.4 points and 2.8 rebounds. Kia Nurse is the third double-digit scorer and Amanda Zahui B. is grabbing eight rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game.

The Sky are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Liberty are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-20-1 ATS in their last 26 games as an underdog and 18-38-2 ATS in their last 58 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Sky last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Liberty last 4 overall. The Sky are 12-3 ATS in the last 15 meetings in New York and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

This is a lot of points to lay, but the New York Liberty have been big underdogs pretty much all season long, and they're not winning and not covering. At some point we just have to bite the bullet and assume the trends will continue. The Liberty provide little betting value until they can start staying within the numbers once in a while.

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Randy’s Pick Chicago Sky -15.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.