2011 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
August 07, 2011
Indiana at Chicago
Sunday 08/07 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Chicago +2.5 (-110) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: win
3 units on Game Total UNDER 143.5 -110 (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: loss
A great situational handicapping spot for the home team as well as a low scoring, defensive tilt. Indiana has been hot to start the season, but they are just 6-4 on the road – good, but nowhere near their 9-2 home mark. They bring a five game win streak into this one, but it’s their second road game in three nights. They’ve been in two similar situations and failed to cover in the second game each time, barely beating Washington in the second of a back to back, and losing at Atlanta, 84-74, as a favorite while playing its second road game in three nights, like they are here. Chicago has a strong home record (7-4) and has had two full days to rest. They will be focused after an ugly loss at NY, scoring 49 points, part of an 8-3 run UNDER the total. In addition, Indiana has been an UNER team playing strong defense, on a 7-4 run UNDER the total. The UNDER is 6-2 for the Sky in their last eight games playing on two days rest, and 6-2 UDER the total in their last eight home games. And when these teams meet there is far more defense than offense, with the UNER 5-1 in the last six meetings, including two meetings this season by scores of 77-63 and 65-57, going UNDER the total by 5 and 23 points. So two Plays: Play Chicago, and Play Indiana/Chicago UNDER the total.