The Money Line: WNBA odds for Friday, May 19

SAN ANTONIO, TX - SEPTEMBER 18: Jayne Appel-Marinelli
SAN ANTONIO, TX - SEPTEMBER 18: Jayne Appel-Marinelli /
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ROSEMONT, IL – SEPTEMBER 25: Jessica Breland
ROSEMONT, IL – SEPTEMBER 25: Jessica Breland /

Atlanta Dream (-1, -110)
Chicago Sky (+1, 110)
Total: 154.5

Now that I’m looking at this game, I want to apologize for saying I’m not sure what to make of the Mercury. These two teams are true head scratchers in trying to figure out what they are and what they project out to be. The Dream made me eat my words in their season-opening win over the Connecticut Sun, getting 19 points from Tiffany Hayes to go along with double digit scoring from Bria Holmes, Layshia Clarendon and Damiris Dantas.  While they secured just three offensive rebounds as a team, they had a really impressive 75% defensive rebounding percentage. They are going to need to put up that type of number again on the defensive glass if they want to win this one.

Despite falling to the Lynx by a score of 70-61, the Sky did some things as a unit that are worth noting. An offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7% was incredible, especially against the Lynx. For context, the Dream led the league in offensive rebounding percentage last season with 30.5%. They do need better individual performances, namely newly-acquired Stefanie Dolson and Imani Boyette, but I expect them to get them tonight. Give me the Sky with the under.