2011 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
September 16, 2011
Atlanta at Connecticut
Friday 09/16 07:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Atlanta +4.5 (-110) (risk 5 to return 5) RESULT: WIN
The Atlanta Dream made it all the way to the finals a year ago, and were poised and predicted to make a similar run again this season. The Dream sure didn't open the season looking like that team as they proceeded to go 3-9 out of the gate, and looked like a team going nowhere. They finally got their act together, and did so in a big way. They finished 17-5 in their last 22 games. Connecticut was very pedestrian over the second half of the season, finishing their last 16 games at just 9-7. While they have been superior at home, they are playing a confident and hungry team that has been as good as anyone in their last 22 games. The Sun has had some brilliant teams over the years, but in the playoffs a different team emerges and they sit at 0-5 ATS in their last five conference semifinal matchups. Game one goes to Atlanta.