Chicago Sky vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 8/24/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Gateway Center Arena in College Park, GA
Gateway Center Arena is the site where and the Atlanta Dream (6-17) will take on the Chicago Sky (11-12) on Tuesday.
The Chicago Sky stepped onto the hardwood against the Minnesota Lynx and ended up losing by a score of 101-95 in their last contest. Chicago finished the game with a 47.9% field goal percentage (35 out of 73) and converted 9 out of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Sky made 16 of 19 shots for a percentage of 84.2%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 23 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 24 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When discussing defense, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 54.0% from the field on 34 out of 63 shooting. Minnesota distributed 4 dimes and had 4 steals in this contest. On top of that, Minnesota snagged 33 rebounds (4 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Minnesota walked away from this one shooting 84.8% when shooting free throws by converting 28 of 33 attempts. They buried 5 of their 8 attempts from distance.
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Allie Quigley is one player who had an impact for this game. She ended up scoring 27 points on 10 out of 16 shooting. She saw the court for 34:45 minutes and totaled 5 boards. Quigley finished the game shooting 62.5% from the floor and earned 3 assists. One more player that came through in this game for the Sky was Stefanie Dolson. She grabbed 3 rebounds in her 29:28 minutes played on the night. She shot 33.3% from the floor in this contest by shooting 3-of-9 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, Dolson tallied 4 assists.
Chicago will play this game with a mark of 11-12 for the season. The Sky are shooting 33.8% on three-point shots (162 of 479) and 86.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 82.7 points per outing (5th in basketball) while hitting 43.1% from the field. They cough up possession 14.6 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Chicago is snagging 35.7 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 498 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 2nd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Sky are forcing 16.0 turnovers per game while drawing 18.1 fouls. The Sky are giving up a FG percentage of 42.2% (367 of 416) and they surrender 36.1 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 4th in the WNBA in giving up assists with 413 surrendered so far this year. They are surrendering 34.4% from 3-point land while they are 6th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (80.6).
The last time they took the court, the Atlanta Dream walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 84-69 against the Phoenix Mercury. The Dream snagged 18 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 24 in this game. They also turned it over 9 times, while getting 13 steals for this contest. The Mercury were called for 14 fouls in the game which took the Dream to the free throw line for a total of 8 tries. They were able to bury 6 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Atlanta knocked down 5 out of 21 attempts (23.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Dream walked away from this one shooting 29 for 72 from the field which gave them a rate of 40.3%. The Dream permitted the Mercury to knock down 30 out of 57 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 52.6% in the game. They shot 47.4% from beyond the perimeter by going 9 out of 19 and finished the game at 15 out of 22 from the free throw line (68.2%). When talking about rebounding, Atlanta permitted Phoenix to collect 47 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Odyssey Sims ended up being a factor for the Dream for the game. She converted 7 of 14 in the game giving her a rate of 50.0%, and totaled 1 rebound. Sims scored 16 points in her 34:34 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes in the matchup. Another player that ended being a contributor for Atlanta was Crystal Bradford. She came away with 1 assist in her 27:38 minutes on the court, and she shot 6 of 13 from the field. Bradford ended up shooting 46.2% from the field while also totaling 13 points and 5 total rebounds.
Atlanta has a win-loss mark of 6-17 this season. The Dream commit 19.4 personal fouls per game while shooting 71.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 17.9 times per game (10th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 11.6 times per contest. Atlanta has scored 1,865 points this season (81.1 per contest) and they grab 33.4 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Dream are hitting on 41.8% from the field, which is 9th in the league. The Dream on defense are ranked 12th in the WNBA in PPG allowed with 87.1. They have forced 16.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (12th in the league). The Atlanta defense allows 40.2% on shots from distance (206 of 512) and opponents are connecting on 78.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 21.7 dimes and 37.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 12th and 11th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta
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