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Atlanta Dream vs Connecticut Sun Odds
A key WNBA battle sees the visiting Dream travelling to Connecticut Wednesday to face the Sun on Wednesday.
The Dream will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 10-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Sun are 8-13 ATS. Atlanta is 9-10 on the totals; Connecticut is 5-15-1.
Oddsmakers opened the Sun as 2.5-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 151.5.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Connecticut's No. 4-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Connecticut rates No. 7 in the league with 4.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 3.5 per outing.
Defensively, the Dream feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.9 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.
Atlanta lost its last outing, an 88-82 result against the Liberty on August 11. The Dream failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 170 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Dream got a terrific 30-point performance from Angel McCoughtry but New York handed them an 88-82 defeat on Sunday at Philips Arena.
In their last action, Connecticut was a 74-63 loser on the road against the Mystics. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (137) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Tina Charles scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Sun to victory (they lost 74-63 to Washington at Verizon Center on Sunday).
Atlanta Dream Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-3
Before playing Connecticut are 9-1
After playing New York are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Connecticut Sun Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Dream at Sun trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Atlanta is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Connecticut's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Connecticut's last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games at home
Connecticut is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta home to Connecticut, Friday, August 16
Connecticut at Atlanta, Friday, August 16