Sky vs Dream Prediction - WNBA Picks 8/18/23

Atlanta Dream vs Chicago Sky

WNBA: Friday, August 18th at 7:30 PM ET

Betting Odds: Dream -2.5 -- Over/Under: 163 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Sky and Atlanta Dream face off on Friday in a WNBA showdown at The Gateway Center Arena @ College Park. When these two teams faced off on July 9th it was the Dream that were able to secure the 88-77 victory. 

Sky Betting Preview

The Sky sit with a 12-18 record overall but they are really struggling heading into this game. The Sky have lost three games in a row and the offense has been a big issue heading into this game. In the last game against the Mystics, the Sky scored 76 points and that led to the seven point defeat. Chicago is averaging 80.5 points while their defense is giving up 83.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 7th best in the league while the defense is ranked 8th. Kahleah Copper has been the top player for the Sky averaging 18.9 points while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

Dream Betting Preview

The Dream comes into this game with a 15-16 record overall but they are coming off another loss in the last game. The Dream scored 65 points against the Las Vegas Aces and that led to the 21 point defeat. Alisha Gray had a strong game finishing with 19 points and three rebounds. The Dream are averaging 82.3 points while their defense is giving up 84.2 points per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league while the defense is ranked 10th. Rhyne Howard has been the top player for the Dream averaging 17.5 points while shooting 39.8 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

Shane's Free Pick

The Sky’s offense has been a big issue heading into this game, and they are going to really struggle again in this game. The Dream’s defense hasn’t been exactly elite, but the Sky’s offense has struggled against everyone, it doesn’t matter how bad a defense has been. Look for the lack of scoring by the Sky to be the difference as the Dream are going to get the job done here. Back the Dream against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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