Date/Time: 08-20-2018 19:00 EDT
Spread: Atlanta Dream +6.5
In this all-Eastern battle, two teams sitting on opposite sides of the conference table are clashing, when the team with the worse record currently in the WNBA, the Atlanta Dream (5-21), who are looking to end their current lengthy losing streak, are hosting the 3rd Chicago Sky (15-11), who also want to bounce back after their latest defeat.
Atlanta Dream have a 5-21 record (11-15 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the whole league. They have 11 consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against Phoenix with a 68-77 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tiffany Hayes with 13.9 ppg, adding 3.1 boards and 3 dimes per game. She is followed by Brittney Sykes with 10.8 ppg and 4.7 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersChicago Sky have a 15-11 record (17-8-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the Eastern Conference. They have lost two of their last three matches and in their last game they lost at home against Las Vegas with an 85-100 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Diamond DeShields with 15.3 ppg, adding 5.8 boards per game. She is followed by Allie Quigley with 14 ppg and 3.2 boards per game.
The Sky have won both previous meetings against the Dream this season (at home by one point and on the road by 12). Dream are 4-9 at home so far season, while the Sky are 5-7 on the road. Sky are better offensively, scoring a second-best of 82.4 ppg to Dream’s league-low of 70.7, while Dream are better defensively, allowing 79.3 ppg to Sky’s 81.6. Sky have better percentages both in field goals (44.1% to 36.9%) and in 3-pointers (34.4% to 28.2%). They are also better in dimes made (21.2 to 15.6), while Dream are better both in turnovers committed (14.4 to 15.6) and in boards grabbed (36.4 to 35.9). Bookmakers give the Sky a -6.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road win today.
Chicago Sky vs Atlanta Dream Prediction: Chicago Sky -6.5 (-108)