Atlanta Dream vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 6/17/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Chicago Sky
Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Wintrust Arena is the site where and the Chicago Sky (9-4) will play the Atlanta Dream (7-7) on Friday.
The Atlanta Dream took the court against the Connecticut Sun and ended up losing by a score of 105-92 in their last contest. Atlanta ended the game with a 46.1% FG percentage (35 out of 76) and made 12 out of their 29 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Dream buried 10 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. Regarding rebounding, they earned 37 with 13 of them being offensive. They also doled out 18 assists for the matchup in addition to creating 11 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Concerning the defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 51.9% from the floor on 40 out of 77 shooting. Connecticut doled out 7 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. On top of that, Connecticut collected 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Connecticut finished the game at 73.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 15 tries. They converted 14 out of their 26 attempts from downtown.
Aari McDonald is a player who was a major factor for the contest. She was able to score 19 points on 7 of 12 shooting. She played for 34 minutes and pulled down 1 rebound. McDonald finished the game shooting 58.3% from the floor and dished out 5 assists.
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Atlanta will enter this matchup with a record of 7-7 for the season. The Dream are connecting on 34.7% on three-point shots (111 of 320) and 76.9% from the charity stripe. They average 76.4 pts per contest (12th in the league) while going 41.8% from the field. They turn it over 16.2 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.9 fouls per game. As a team, Atlanta is collecting 36.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 224 assists for the season, which is 12th in basketball in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Dream are able to force 15.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.1 personal fouls. They are giving up 31.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 2nd in the league in PPG allowed (76.6). The Dream are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 39.7% (211 of 240) and they surrender 33.6 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 2nd in the WNBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 256 conceded this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Chicago Sky walked away with a victory by a final of 88-86 when they faced the New York Liberty. The Sky snagged 29 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 41 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 4 steals in the game. The Liberty were called for 18 fouls in the matchup which got the Sky to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.7%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, Chicago made 6 out of their 18 attempts (33.3%). Overall, the Sky ended up going 35 for 76 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.1%. The Sky allowed the Liberty to make 32 out of 66 tries from the floor which left them shooting 48.5% for this game. They finished 47.8% from behind the 3-point line by going 11 out of 23 and finished the contest at 11 out of 12 at the charity stripe (91.7%). In relation to rebounds, Chicago allowed New York to snag 26 in all (2 offensive).
Emma Meesseman ended up being a factor for the Sky in the matchup. She made 10 of 14 for this game giving her a rate of 71.4%, and had 11 rebounds. Meesseman totaled 20 points in her 31 minutes on the court and tallied 5 assists in this matchup.
Chicago has a mark of 9-4 on the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Sky are connecting on 46.0% from the floor, which is 4th in the WNBA. Chicago has totaled 1,070 points for the year (82.3 per contest) and they pull down 35.3 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 22.9 times per game (1st in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per contest. The Sky commit 16.8 fouls per game and they go 82.1% from the free throw line. The Sky on the defensive end are ranked 4th in the league in PPG given up with 77.8. They give up 20.5 assists and 34.9 total boards per game, which is 8th and 7th in the league. The Chicago defense surrenders 32.6% on shots from beyond the arc (85 of 261) and their opponents are making 75.6% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (4th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta
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