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The defending WNBA champion Chicago Sky will take on the host New York Liberty in a win-or-go-home Game 3 of the first round on Tuesday night. Tip off is slated for 9 p.m. ET from Barclays Center. Coverage will be nationally televised on ESPN. 

The No. 2 Sky and No 7 Liberty split the first two games of the series in Chicago. The Liberty took Game 1 with a 98-91 victory. The Liberty went on a 13-0 run to close the game and seal the win. Sabrina Ionescu guided the Liberty with 22 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. Natasha Howard collected 22 points and seven rebounds for the Liberty. Betnijah Laney recorded 17 points, five rebounds, and five assists for the Liberty. 

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In Game 1, Kahleah Copper paced the Sky with 21 points and eight rebounds. Sky forward Candace Parker had a double-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. Sky guard Allie Quigley added 18 points and five rebounds. 

The Sky tied the series with a commanding 100-62 victory in Game 2. Copper anchored the Sky with 20 points and three steals. Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot tallied 16 points, nine rebounds, and three steals. Parker compiled another double-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks. 

The Sky held the Liberty to 33.3 percent shooting overall and 15 percent from the 3-point line. The Liberty committed 19 turnovers. None of the Liberty starters scored in double-digits. Liberty reserves Michaela Onyenwere and Han Xu each scored 10 points. 

The winner of this series will face either the No. 3 Connecticut Sun or No. 6 Dallas Wings. Sun-Wings will be decided in Game 3 in Dallas on Aug. 24 (9 p.m. ET/ESPN). 

The potent Sky offense had six players that averaged double digits in points in the regular season. Copper led the Sky with 15.7 points along with 5.7 rebounds. Future Hall of Fame member Parker was second on the Sky in points (13.2) and third in the WNBA in rebounds (8.6), along with averaging 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals. Vandersloot averaged 11.8 points and was second in the WNBA with 6.5 assists. Rebekah Gardner led the Sky with 1.4 steals per game. 

For the regular season, the Sky led the league in field goal percentage (48.1) while being second in points (86.3) and seventh in three-point percentage (34.5). Defensively, the Sky ranked second in blocks (4.3), fourth in defensive rating (99.7) and sixth in fast break points (9.1). 

In the regular season, Ionescu (17.4) was the leading scorer for a Liberty squad that featured four double-digit scorers. Ionescu was third in the WNBA in assists (6.3) while being second on the Liberty in rebounds (7.1) and steals (1.1). Howard was first on the Liberty in rebounds (7.3), steals (1.3) and blocks (1.0), as well as being second in points (15.1). 

During the regular season, the Liberty offense ranked fifth in three-point percentage (35.1), and ninth in points per game (79.6), and in field goal percentage (43.1). On defense, the Liberty were sixth in second chance points (10.6) and points in the paint (35.3) and seventh in defensive rating (102.0). 

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The Sky is favored by 7.0 points against the Liberty. For the money line, it’s Sky -313 and Liberty +250. The over/under is set for 165.5 points, and it's -111 each way. 

Look for the Liberty to scrap to cover the spread, but the Sky should earn the victory to advance and keep their hopes of a repeat alive. 

Written by Rolando Rosa, our US sports betting industry expert. 

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