Chicago Sky at Atlanta Dream WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/3/2018
Friday, August 3, 2018
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McCamish Pavilion is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Sky and the Atlanta Dream on Friday, August 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 10 point favorites.
The Sky head into this matchup with a mark of 10-17. They are 4th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -7.0 as they average 83.0 points per contest while giving up 90.0 per game. The Dream have a record of 16-10. They are 1st in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 0.1 as they average 79.0 points per game while giving up 78.8 per contest.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Chicago Sky are 12-14-1 against the spread
The Chicago Sky are 17-10 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 15-10-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 10-16 against the over/under
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
07/05/18 G Jamierra Faulkner ACL is out for season
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
No key injuries to report
Allie Quigley comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Sky. She pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Diamond DeShields averages 13.9 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.0 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 84%.
Tiffany Hayes averages 17.2 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Angel McCoughtry averages 16.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 83.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 14.3 per game. The Sky allow 90.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 10th in the league with 79.0 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 17.6. The Dream are 7th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Dream surrender 78.8 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 19.0 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Sky are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 79 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 5th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Chicago is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 2nd in the league.
Atlanta is 8th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 12th in the league. The Dream are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.4, and their defensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 79.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta -10
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