2016 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
September 16, 2016
New York at Chicago
Friday 09/16 08:30 PM Eastern
1 unit on New York +4.5 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: LOSS
New York is 11-5 straight-up on the road, tops in the WNBA in rebounding, fourth in assists with great balance all around. Chicago is home but is terrible on defense, #11 in the WNBA in points allowed surrendering 86 points per game. The Chicago Sky are banged up and will be without superstar Elena Delle Donne. The WNBA's reigning league MVP had surgery Tuesday on her thumb on her right shooting hand. In addition, Chicago guard Cappie Pondexter is battling a shoulder injury. New York matches up well and defeated the Sky in both previous meetings this season. MVP candidate Tina Charles poured in 29 points in an 88-85 victory over the Sky on July 8 and before that New York won 80-79, so grab the healthy first-place dog and take New York.