After snapping a season-high three-game skid their last time out
After snapping a season-high three-game skid their last time out, the Detroit Shock will try to continue their winning ways when they meet the struggling Chicago Sky on Tuesday night in the start of a home-and-home series heading into the All-Star break. Detroit now is looking to win back-to-back games after ending its slide with a convincing 111-82 rout of Phoenix on this past Sunday. The Shock also earned back a portion of the money they had bettors bleeding after six consecutive spread losses. Katie Smith scored 20 points and Deanna Nolan added 18 as Detroit scored WNBA-record 40 points in the third quarter and 72 in the second half against the often defenseless Mercury.
Chicago is off a pair of dastardly shooting games in which they missed 66.2 percent and 64.6 percent in losses and non-covers to Washington and Indiana. This has dropped the Sky to next to last in shooting percentage in the league to 40.9 percent.
The Shock (12-5, 7-9 ATS) has been victorious in all four contests with the then-expansion Sky (8-10, 10-8 ATS) last season, winning each game by an average of nearly 24 points. Chicago is just 4-14 ATS off a loss against a division rival over the last two seasons. Second place Detroit is a mixed bag. The Shock is 6-0 ATS in home games after playing two consecutive games as a home favorite, wining by 21.8 PPG. Focus is often an issue for this talented team who is 10-25 ATS as a home favorite of 6.5 to 12 points, scraping by with average win of less then four points.
This is the opening game of nationally televised action, with Sportsbook.com showing Detroit as 7-point favorites.
StatFox Power Line Detroit by 12
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