Chicago Sky vs Atlanta Dream WNBA Point Spread Picks 8/20/2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
State Farm Arena
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State Farm Arena is the venue where Renee Montgomery and the Atlanta Dream (5-21, 6th in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Chicago Sky (15-11, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) on Tuesday.
The Sky have been an excellent option for wagerers, having gone 17-8 ATS. Atlanta covers the spread 42.3% of the time, going 11-15 against the spread.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky have been a rough Under play for over/under bettors, having gone 15-10.
The Sky are covering 72.7% of the time as the road team, having gone 8-3 ATS.
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Dream are covering 53.8% of the time at State Farm Arena, going 7-6 against the spread.
The Dream have been an excellent Under play for over/under bettors, having gone 11-14.
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
08/13/19 F/C Jantel Lavender Foot is out for season
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
05/10/19 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out indefinitely
Diamond DeShields comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Sky. She pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Allie Quigley averages 14.0 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 90%.
Renee Montgomery averages 8.6 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 34% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Tiffany Hayes averages 13.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 82.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.7 per game. The Sky allow 81.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 18.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 12th in the league with 70.7 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 37%, while their average scoring margin is -8.7. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Dream are 7th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Dream surrender 79.3 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 19.3 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 40.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game this season.
The Sky are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 5th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 81.2 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 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA. Chicago is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 11th in the WNBA.
Atlanta is 8th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 8th in the league. The Dream are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 91.3, and their defensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 77 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 41% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 46% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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