Liberty vs Sky Game 2 Info
2022 WNBA Playoffs — Round 1 Game 2 (NY Leads 1-0)
New York Liberty (16-20, 7-11 Away) vs. Chicago Sky 26-10, 14-4 Home)
Date: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Venue: Wintrust Arena — Chicago, IL
The New York Liberty shocked a lot of people on Wednesday night with a 98-91 upset victory over the Chicago Sky. The win marked the Liberty's fourth victory in a row, looking to head back to New York with a 2-0 series lead.
Meanwhile, the Sky must dig down deep to even the series. Chicago has now lost three of its last four games — a rare occurrence — and must prove why it began the tournament as the No. 2 seed in the first place.
Liberty vs Sky Odds & Spread
All WNBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NY: (+360) | CHI: (-500)
Spread: NY: +9.5 (-115) | CHI: -9.5 (-105)
Total: 168.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Odds to Win WNBA Championship: NY: (+3500) | CHI: (+600)
The Sky enter this contest as the heavy favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 12 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 168.5, which is the highest total of this weekend's WNBA playoff games.
Liberty vs Sky Prediction & Pick
All NBA win probability predictions and picks are according to FiveThirtyEight.
Prediction: Chicago Sky win (76%)
FiveThirtyEight strongly leans towards the Sky here. It's hard to disagree considering that Chicago rarely loses back-to-back games. In fact, the Sky actually led 74-73 ahead of the fourth quarter on Wednesday and could've won had they had a better effort.
Chicago's poor shooting from the three-point (28.0%) and free-throw lines (72.7%) led to the team's downfall in Game 1. Considering that the Sky went 3-1 against the Liberty in the regular season, I see Chicago getting a bounce-back win at home here. The Sky is simply too good to go down 0-2.
Final Score Prediction: Sky: 87 | Liberty: 79
Liberty vs Sky Betting Trends
- New York is 2-5 straight up in its last seven games against Chicago.
- Chicago is 1-5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven home games.
- The total has hit the over in four of New York's last five games.
- The total has hit the under in seven of Chicago's last 10 games.
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