2011 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
August 21, 2011
Atlanta at Connecticut
Sunday 08/21 05:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Connecticut -3.5 (-110) (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: WIN
Connecticut is home, where they play their best basketball at 11-2 SU. They return home from a tough two game road trip, losing at New York and Atlanta in close games, both in overtime. They are just two games behind Indiana for first place, so there is ample motivation to end this skid. Both were painful, as the Sun blew a 67-52 lead in the fourth quarter on Thursday, then blew a 14-point early lead Friday. That last game was a loss to this same Atlanta team, the second of a home and home series, and a crucial game in the standings with New York and Atlanta closing in on Connecticut. The Sun are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. Atlanta is at the end of a brutal stretch, as this will be their 5th road game over the last 6 games. Atlanta is a money-burning 9-15-1 ATS on the season and short on depth, at 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on one day of rest and just 1-4 ATS the last five meetings with Connecticut. Look for a huge effort by the hungry and angry, home team. Play Connecticut.