Date/Time: 06-19-2018 19:00 EDT
Spread: New York Liberty -1.5
In this all-Eastern showdown between two teams sitting on mirror sides of the conference table, the second-best Chicago Sky are visiting the second-worse New York Liberty with both teams having won their last three and one game respectively and are looking to continue on the winning ways in this one.
Sky are 4-2 (4-2 ATS) so far in the league and are sitting on the 2nd place of the Eastern Conference. They are 4-1 in their last 5 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Phoenix at home, 82-75. Liberty are 3-5 (4-3-1 ATS) so far in the league and are sitting in the second-worse place of the Eastern Conference. They are 3-1 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against LA on the road, 98-92.
Top Basketball BookmakersChicago are led in scoring by Diamond DeShields with 14 ppg. She also adds 4.7 rebounds per game, while Allie Quigley follows with 10.8 ppg. New York are led in scoring by Tina Charles with 17.9 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 8.5 per game, while Kia Nurse follows with 15.4 ppg.
Last year New York led Chicago 2-1 wins with both squads splitting wins in the two games in New York (Liberty won with a 107-84 score and Sky 99-103). New York have a 2-3 home record, while Chicago have a 1-2 road record. New York have a better offense with 80.1 ppg to Chicago’s 78.2, while Chicago have a better defense, allowing 80.2 ppg to New York’s 85.5. Chicago have a better accuracy both from the field, shooting with 43.4% to New York’s 40.6% and from behind the arc, shooting with 36.7% to New York’s 28.8%. New York on the other hand commit fewer turnovers per game (15 to 16.8), while Chicago are better both in assists (20.8 to 17.8) and in rebounding (37.8 to 36.6). It is going to be a close game but Chicago is playing better lately and expect them to get away with the road win one way or another.
Chicago Sky vs New York Liberty Prediction: Chicago Sky +1.5 (-116)