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WNBA Game Preview - Sky underdogs vs Liberty at New York

Chicago SkyNew York Liberty
Aug 4, 12:00 PM | Prudential Center

Chicago Sky vs New York Liberty Odds


The Liberty will hit the floor running against the visiting Chicago Sky on Thursday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Liberty bring a 11-8 record (11-8 ATS) to the battle against the 9-11 Sky, who are 10-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 9-10 so far and the Sky go 8-12.

View Chicago vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Liberty sat as 5.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 149.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 8-rated squad against Chicago's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 5 in the league with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 4.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Sky feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.7 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chicago was an 88-84 loser at home against the Sparks. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (172) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Sky endured an 88-84 loss at the hands of the Sparks on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Erin Thorn at Allstate Arena.

New York won its last outing, an 85-75 result against the Dream on August 2. The Liberty covered in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 160 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New York earned an 85-75 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Plenette Pierson at Philips Arena.

Chicago Sky Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-5
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

New York Liberty Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-5
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Sky at Liberty trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games
Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 7 games
New York is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 6 games when playing Chicago

Next up:
Chicago home to Indiana, Sunday, August 7
New York at Washington, Saturday, August 6