Atlanta Dream vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 9/9/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Chicago Sky
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Courtney Vandersloot and the Chicago Sky (11-9, 1st in the Eastern Conference) host the Atlanta Dream (5-14, 4th in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Wednesday.
Monique Billings comes into this game averaging 8.5 points per contest while being on the court 28.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Dream. She grabs 8.7 rebounds per contest and hands out 1.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Chennedy Carter averages 16.5 points per game in 25.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.5 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 45% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Courtney Vandersloot averages 13.2 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 9.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Gabby Williams averages 7.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage is 64%.
Atlanta averages 80.2 points per game this season, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They average 33.9 rebounds per contest and 17.4 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.3 per game. The Dream allow 88.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Chicago is 4th in the league with 86.2 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 3.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.7. The Sky are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Sky surrender 83.3 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 19.6 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Dream are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.7, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 80.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 9th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Atlanta is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 3rd in the league.
Chicago is 3rd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 6th in the league. The Sky are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 80.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 1st. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
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Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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