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Atlanta Dream vs Chicago Sky Odds
Atlanta travels to Chicago on Thursday, hoping to boost its 18-14 mark with a victory over the Sky.
Chicago battles the Dream, currently with a 18-14 mark (17-15 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 18-13-1 for the Sky and 14-16-2 for the Dream.
The visitors opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 155.5 at most shops.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 8-ranked offense (75.5 PPG) against a Dream defense that ranks No. 4 at 75.6 PPG. The Sky have averaged 43.3% from the field per game, almost the same as the Dream have managed so far this season (43.3% on average).
Defensively, the Dream feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.9 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.
Atlanta won its last outing, an 82-74 result against the Mystics on September 14. The Dream failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 156 combined points took the game OVER the total. Atlanta got 26 points from Angel McCoughtry en route to an 82-74 victory over Washington on Friday at Verizon Center.
The Sky were a 75-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Storm. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (135) made winners of UNDER bettors. Epiphanny Prince scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Sky to victory (they lost 75-60 to Seattle at KeyArena on Tuesday).
Atlanta Dream Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-1
Before playing Connecticut are 10-0
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Chicago Sky Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Dream at Sky trends to consider:
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games at home
Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta at Connecticut, Sunday, September 23
Chicago home to Washington, Saturday, September 22