Atlanta Dream at New York Liberty WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/12/2018
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Westchester County Center
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Westchester County Center is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Dream and the New York Liberty on Sunday, August 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 3 point favorites.
The Dream have a record of 20-10. They are 1st in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 1.8 as they average 80.5 points per game while giving up 78.8 per contest. The Liberty have a record of 7-22. They are 5th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -6.7 as they average 78.1 points per game while giving up 84.8 per contest.
Valuable Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 19-10-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 11-19 against the over/under
Important New York Liberty Betting Trends
The New York Liberty are 11-18 against the spread
The New York Liberty are 17-12 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
08/09/18 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out for season
Key New York Liberty Injuries
08/08/18 G Epiphanny Prince Knee is "?" Sunday vs Atlanta Dream
08/08/18 G Shavonte Zellous Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Atlanta Dream
Tiffany Hayes comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 46% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Renee Montgomery averages 9.0 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.6 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 36% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
Tina Charles averages 19.9 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Bria Hartley averages 8.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 23.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 80.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.0 per game. The Dream allow 78.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 18.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 11th in the league with 78.1 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -6.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 33.7 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 19.9. The Liberty are 2nd in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Liberty surrender 84.8 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 20.0 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game this season.
The Dream are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 99.2, and their offensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 12th. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 79.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA. Atlanta is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 12th in the WNBA.
New York is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 6th in the WNBA. The Liberty are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 3rd. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 77.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +3
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