FanPost

Sunday Open Thread: Liberty vs. Sky, Dream vs. Sun

Two games on the schedule today with the top two teams in the Eastern Conference squaring off against two teams that might find themselves battling for the fourth seed at the end of the season.

All the games are on WNBA LiveAccess; predictions from National Sports Rankings and brief previews after the jump.

Game 1: New York Liberty vs. Chicago Sky

4 p.m. EDT

Preview: WNBA.com preview

Prediction: New York Liberty 54.9%, Chicago Sky 45.1%

After a rough start to the season, the Liberty are starting to play up to their potential and have an interesting test against the Sky today. Although Sylvia Fowles and Epiphanny Prince cause problems for everyone they play, they have consistently struggled with turnovers and the Liberty have started to turn that differential around for themselves a bit.

Game 2: Connecticut Sun vs. Atlanta Dream

5 p.m. EDT

Preview: WNBA.com preview

Prediction: Connecticut Sun 69.15%, Atlanta Dream 30.85%

Rebounding could end up determining the outcome of this game as the Dream have struggled to compete on the boards thus far this season with Erika de Souza. However, if the Dream's quickness around the perimeter can force the Sun into turnovers, they could make this game a bit closer than the above prediction suggests.

Feel free to leave any insights, links, or predictions you have in the comments as well as joining in on the discussion during the games.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Swish Appeal

You must be a member of Swish Appeal to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Swish Appeal. You should read them.

Join Swish Appeal

You must be a member of Swish Appeal to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Swish Appeal. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker