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Sun take on Dream in hoops contest

Connecticut SunAtlanta Dream
Aug 16, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

Connecticut Sun vs Atlanta Dream Odds

7-15TEAM RECORD11-9

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Connecticut when they hit take on the Dream on Friday in pro hoops betting action.

The Dream are 11-9 so far on the season, and 10-10 ATS vs. the number. The Sun, meanwhile, are 7-15 and 9-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Atlanta go 10-10 and the Sun go 6-15-1 on the totals.

View Connecticut vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Dream installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 151.5.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 77.2 PPG, against a Sun defense that ranks No. 5 at 74.9 PPG. The Dream field goal percentage has averaged 42.9% so far, more than the Sun shooters have achieved on the year, 39.5% per game.

Defensively, the Sun feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.1 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

The Dream were an 88-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sun. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (174) made winners of OVER bettors. Angel McCoughtry was dynamite, scoring 33 points and adding 8 rebounds but Connecticut still won, 88-86, over Atlanta on Wednesday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Connecticut Sun Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Atlanta Dream Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Connecticut are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Sun at Dream trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Connecticut's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Connecticut's last 9 games
Atlanta is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Connecticut
Atlanta is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Connecticut

Next up:
Connecticut at Chicago, Sunday, August 18
Atlanta home to Washington, Sunday, August 18