2008 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
June 27, 2008
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Atlanta at Connecticut
Friday 06/27 07:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Atlanta +15.5 (-110) (risk 5 to return 5) RESULT: win
3 units on Game Total OVER 159.5 -110 (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: win
Rumor has it the Atlanta Dream is considering a nickname change to the Atlanta Nightmares. The Dream has yet to earn a WNBA win this season through 13 games. To their credit they have been trying to make changes as only two players have started in 10 or more games, but nothing seems to matter. What can be said however is that this team still has lost in blowouts only twice on the road this season. For the Connecticut Sun, what is left to be had here? They beat this team by 32 points in the season opener, and are coming off their two biggest games of the season against Detroit back-to-back with a third coming soon. Those games were split, and lots of emotional energy discharged, so what kind of energy is put into a game like this? Sometimes value isn't determined by X's and O's, but by emotional game factors, and this is a favorable spot for the Dream to stay within this huge number. That also means if the intensity is down, the points are usually up. As it is the Dream allow 85 points per game, and if the Sun is napping as we expect the Dream has proven they can get in the 70s under normal circumstances as they have in eight of the 13 on the season and could be good for more here. We’ll take the Dream and the OVER in this one.