Chicago Sky vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 5/19/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Gateway Center Arena in College Park, GA
The Chicago Sky (1-0) head to Gateway Center Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Atlanta Dream (0-1).
The Chicago Sky played the Washington Mystics and notched a win by a score of 70-56 in their last contest. Chicago ended with a 36.7% FG percentage (22 of 60) and made 8 of their 17 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Sky made 18 of 21 tries for a percentage of 85.7%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 36 with 3 of them being offensive. They also distributed 21 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 14 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Pertaining to defense, Chicago allowed 25.0% from the field on 18 out of 72 shooting. Washington recorded 10 assists and had 10 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Washington pulled down 44 boards (14 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Washington shot 84.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 19 shots. They also made 4 of 30 tries from distance.
Kahleah Copper is a player who was a contributor in this game. She ended up scoring 19 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. She was on the court for 26:50 minutes and also grabbed 8 boards. Copper finished 54.5% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. An additional player that was a major factor in this matchup for the Sky was Diamond DeShields. She collected 3 rebounds in her 28:19 min on the basketball court. She finished the contest at 33.3% from the field in this contest by connecting on 3-of-9 (7 points). When this game wrapped up, DeShields accounted for 5 assists.
The Sky connected on 35.1% on shots from beyond the arc (167 of 476) and 81.7% from the free throw line. They had an average of 86.7 points per contest (3rd in the league) while connecting on 49.1% from the floor. They lost possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per contest and as a basketball team committed 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a basketball team, Chicago snagged 33.6 boards per game and earned 480 assists over the course of last season, which was 2nd in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Sky were able to force their opponents into 13.7 turnovers per contest and they drew 16.3 fouls. They were 8th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 431 relinquished throughout last season. The Sky defense allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 45.4% (693 of 1,528) and they conceded 32.2 boards per contest as a unit. They gave up 36.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they ranked 7th in the WNBA in PPG allowed (84.1).
The last time they took the court, the Atlanta Dream walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 78-67 against the Connecticut Sun. The Dream recorded 18 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 26 for the game. They gave up possession 13 times, while earning 14 steals in the matchup. The Sun earned 21 fouls for this contest which took the Dream to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They were able to make 18 of the free throw tries for a rate of 85.7%. In relation to 3-point shots, Atlanta made 3 of 18 attempts (16.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Dream finished the game shooting 23 out of 64 from the floor which gave them a rate of 35.9%. The Dream permitted the Sun to make 27 of their 61 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3% in this game. They shot 43.5% from three-point range by going 10 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 22 at the charity stripe (63.6%). In regard to rebounds, Atlanta allowed Connecticut to get 42 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Courtney Williams was important for the Dream in the matchup. She made 5 out of 14 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 35.7%, and tallied 4 rebounds. Williams racked up 14 points in her 36:45 mins of playing time and had 4 assists in the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Atlanta was Odyssey Sims. She walked away with 2 assists in 27:26 minutes on the court, and she shot 5 out of 10 from the floor. Sims wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor while totaling 14 points and 4 rebounds.
Atlanta earned 1,781 points last season (81.0 per game) and they averaged 34.9 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Dream hit 44.2% from the field, which ranked them 7th in the WNBA. The Dream were responsible for committing 18.5 personal fouls per contest while shooting 75.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists was at 16.9 times per game (10th in the WNBA) and they gave up possession 14.4 times per game. The Dream on the defensive side of the court were 11th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 87.6. They were able to force 12.9 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 45.7% from the field (9th in the league). The Atlanta defense gave up 34.8% on shots from distance (174 of 500) and opponents connected on 81.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They conceded 20.0 assists and 35.0 boards per game, which had them ranked 11th and 9th in the WNBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta and under the total points
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