Connecticut Sun – Indiana Fever
Indiana game last few seasons was based on big trio T.Catchings (injured) – K.Douglas (now in Connecticut) – S.Zellous (in bad form after european season). B.Jannuary helped them too. But now Indiana is totally different team and B.Jannuary seems to be out today (swallen ankle) and Zellous is questionable.
Connecticut with one day rest, after loss and in home stand.. Enough reasons to expect much more energy from them because Indiana will play back to back game after win in Washington where they down by 16 points in first half.
I agree that Sun games is not polished yet but in this situation this is a must bet for me. Suns has better roster, better situated and more motivated.
Pick: Connecticut (-3.5) @ 1.97 8/10 Pinnacle
Atlanta Dream – Chicago
Chicago has quite weak team by names with 2 very good perimeter players (Delle Donne and Vandersloot). Chicago is still waiting for Prince and Fawles return, but right now they are just mediocre overperfoming team. They lost at home to better classed LA Sparks and Minnesota, which is playing with limited rotation due the injury problems. Atlanta is the same level team as LA Sparks and Minnesota and I can’t see any single reason why Chicago getting here just 5 points handicap… Such handicap would be ok for LA Sparks playing here, but not for much weaker Chicago.
I expect Dream to take revenge for 73-87 away loss where they played without their leader McCoughtry.
Pick: Atlanta (-5) @ 1.94 6/10 Pinnacle