Chicago Sky vs Atlanta Dream Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/16/2020
Game: Chicago Sky vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Betnijah Laney and the Atlanta Dream (2-8, 5th in the Eastern Conference) host the Chicago Sky (6-4, 1st in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Sunday.
Cheyenne Parker comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Sky. She pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 54% while her free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Allie Quigley averages 14.6 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
Betnijah Laney averages 15.9 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Courtney Williams averages 10.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 36% and her free throw percentage is 70%.
Chicago averages 85.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.6 per game. The Sky allow 83.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Atlanta is 7th in the league with 80.2 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -11.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Dream are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Dream surrender 91.4 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 20.4 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Sky are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 102.9, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 6th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 81.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA. Chicago is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 2nd in the WNBA.
Atlanta is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 1st in the WNBA. The Dream are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.9, and their offensive rating of 99.1 is ranked 1st. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 80.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 8th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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