Lady luck: Saturday's best WNBA bets

Aug 26, 2011 |
Lady luck: Saturday's best WNBA bets
Angel McCoughty averages 20.5 points per game.
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Angel McCoughty averages 20.5 points per game.
Photo By - US PRESSWIRE
Atlanta Dream at Indiana Fever (-5.5, 157.5)

Whether Angel McCoughtry likes it or not, she’s the key to the Atlanta Dream’s success every time they take the court.

McCoughtry averages 20.5 points and 2.5 steals per game to pace the club and has managed at least 20 points in four straight games, helping the club to three wins over that stretch.

"Everybody says all of the attention is on me but it's really about teammates. They get me open and get rebounds," McCoughtry said. "I need to lead my team and keep my composure. I'm an emotional player but I want to show all of my toughness and help build my team up through adversity. That's what I really want to do."

If Atlanta’s going to punch its postseason ticket, it’ll have to keep beating up on the East-leading Fever. Three of the Dream’s last seven games are against Indiana and the Dream have covered in nine of their last 10 matchups with Indiana overall.

The Dream had four players score in double figures in an 84-74 win over the Fever last month, helping Atlanta bettors to the pay window as a 2.5-point home underdog.

We like the Dream to at least keep this one close.

Pick: Dream

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