Atlanta Dream vs Chicago Sky Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 7/17/2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Stefanie Dolson and the Chicago Sky (9-8, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) play the Atlanta Dream (5-11, 6th in the Eastern Conference) at Wintrust Arena on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
The Dream have been very good for oddsmakers, having gone 7-9 ATS. The Sky cover the spread 62.5% of the time, going 10-6 against the spread.
Valuable Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Dream have been an awful Over choice for over/under WNBA bettors, having gone 6-10.
Atlanta is covering 50.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 3-3 ATS.
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
Chicago is covering 57.1% of the time at Wintrust Arena, going 4-3 against the spread.
The Sky have been a solid Under choice for over/under WNBA bettors, having gone 8-9.
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
05/10/19 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
06/11/19 G Jamierra Faulkner Knee is out indefinitely
06/11/19 FW Katie Lou Samuelson Hand is out indefinitely
Tiffany Hayes comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Brittney Sykes averages 10.9 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 38% for the year while her free throw percentage is 69%.
Stefanie Dolson averages 8.9 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Diamond DeShields averages 14.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 69.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.9 per game. The Dream allow 76.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 18.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 3rd in the league with 80.1 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 21.1. The Sky are 4th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Sky surrender 80.0 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.2 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season.
The Dream are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 100.3, and their offensive rating of 91.6 is ranked 4th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 75.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 41% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 46% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA. Atlanta is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 11th in the WNBA.
Chicago is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 10th in the WNBA. The Sky are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 100 is ranked 5th. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 80 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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