Dream face Sky: WNBA odds preview
Atlanta Dream vs Chicago Sky Odds
Allstate Arena features an WNBA battle between the host Chicago Sky and the visiting Atlanta Dream in betting action on Friday.
The Sky currently sports a record of 23-9, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 19-12-1 ATS. The Dream are 17-15 and 16-16 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Sky post a 14-17-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Dream have gone 15-17 against the number.
The visitors opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 153.5 at most shops.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 4-ranked offense (79.6 PPG) against a Dream defense that ranks No. 5 at 74.3 PPG. The Sky have averaged 42% from the field per game, less than the Dream have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).
Defensively, the Dream feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.1 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
The Dream were a 78-77 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sun. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (155) made winners of OVER bettors. Atlanta got 23 points and 10 rebounds from Angel McCoughtry in a losing cause in a 78-77 loss to Connecticut on Wednesday at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Chicago won its last outing, a 70-68 result against the Mercury on September 11. The Sky failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 138 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Epiphanny Prince scored 21 points leading the Sky to a 70-68 victory over Phoenix at Allstate Arena on Wednesday.
Atlanta Dream Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-5
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Connecticut are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
Chicago Sky Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-4
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few Dream at Sky trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Atlanta is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Chicago is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta at San Antonio, Sunday, September 15
Chicago at Minnesota, Saturday, September 14