Sky vs. Liberty Prediction and Odds for Game 3 (Sky Look to Keep Back-to-Back Hopes Alive)

Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker.
Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker. / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

All the chips are on the table tonight in New York when the New York Liberty and Chicago Sky meet for Game 3 of their first-round series. The Sky bounced back from their Game 1 loss with absolute vengeance, winning by 38 points. 

The Liberty have already done their job and pushed the champs to the brink, but can they pull off the improbable and leave tonight with a win? 

This is the seventh meeting this season between these two teams. Each has thrown a haymaker and escaped narrowly with a win. What does tonight have in store for us?

Here are the odds for the matchup via FanDuel Sportsbook.

Liberty vs. Sky Odds, Spread and Total


  • Liberty: +7.5 (-115)
  • Sky: -7.5 (-105)


  • Liberty: +250
  • Sky: -325


  • 164.5 (Over: -110/Under: -110)

Liberty vs. Sky Prediction and Pick

The Sky came out in Game 2 with their backs against the wall and beat the breaks off the Liberty. Chicago won by nearly 40 points, showing the Liberty what true championship grit looks like. However, the beauty about the playoffs is that you can easily put the last game behind you. 

Now the Liberty have their backs against the wall and are at home to avoid elimination. Instead of falling into the trap of blindly backing the Sky tonight, I like the Liberty to keep this one close.  

The last three regular season meetings between these two teams were decided by a total of 13 points – with the Liberty winning one of those games. I’m not 100% confident that the Liberty can pull off the upset, but the five overall meetings between the Sky and Liberty have shown that New York can stay close and be competitive with the champs

Pick: Liberty +7.5  vs. Sky (-115)

You can find Donnavan Smoot’s full betting record here.