Chicago Sky at New York Liberty 8/23/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction
New York Liberty vs Chicago Sky
Tuesday August 23, 2022
The Line New York Liberty +7.5 --- Over/Under 164.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Sky and New York Liberty meet Tuesday in game 3 of the WNBA Playoffs First Round at the Barclays Center. The Chicago Sky look to make the second round for the third time in the last four years. The New York Liberty look to make the second round for the first time since 2017.
The Chicago Sky are averaging 95.5 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Kahleah Cooper is averaging 20.5 points and 1 assist, while Azura Stevens is averaging 15 points and 4 rebounds. Candace Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Vandersloot is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 27.7 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.
The New York Liberty are averaging 80 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 95.5 points on 49.3 percent shooting. Natasha Howard is averaging 15 points and 1.5 assists, while Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 14.5 points and 6 rebounds. Betnijah Laney is dishing 4 assists and DiDi Richards is grabbing 2 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 91.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 27.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game.
The Sky are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Liberty are 13-27-2 ATS in their last 42 Tuesday games. The over is 4-1 in Sky last 5 Tuesday games. The under is 5-2 in Liberty last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Sky are 14-5-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings in New York and 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Chicago Sky are tough to bet against here, as they showed in game 2 that they're comfortably the better team here when they play their best. However, the New York Liberty are playing their best ball of the season right now, and having home court in an elimination game should matter. Also, Ionescu is the sort of player who can put a team on her back and steal one game. The Sky should be favored and probably will win, but I don't want to leave this many free points on the table. Give me the Sky if forced to pick.