New York Liberty at Chicago Sky 8/20/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction

Chicago Sky vs New York Liberty

Saturday, August 20

The Line Chicago Sky -8.5 --- Over/Under 169.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Liberty and Chicago Sky meet Saturday in game 2 of the WNBA Playoffs First Round at the Wintrust Arena. The New York Liberty have a chance to pull off a historic upset and advance to the next round. The Chicago Sky need a win to force a deciding game 3 on Tuesday.

The New York Liberty are averaging 79.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 82 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Natasha Howard is averaging 22 points and 3 assists, while Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 22 points and 7 rebounds. Betnijah Laney is the third double-digit scorer and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing 7 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.

The Chicago Sky are averaging 86.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kahleah Cooper is averaging 21 points and 1 assist, while Allie Quigley is averaging 18 points and 5 rebounds. Candace Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Azura Stevens is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.

The Liberty are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Sky are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Liberty last 7 road games. The over is 7-3 in Sky last 10 overall. The Liberty are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Chicago Sky are in a must win situation, they're at home, and they're the defending champs who were also the best team in the league this season. It's hard to believe the Sky could lose this game. However, the New York Liberty are playing their best ball of the season right now, and they didn't look all that intimidated in game 1, even when they trailed early. I mentioned in the first game write up that the Liberty are a dangerous team. I'm not predicting an upset here, but the value with the points remains. Give me the Liberty. 

Randy’s Pick New York Liberty +8.5

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