Atlanta Dream vs New York Liberty Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/23/2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
Westchester County Center
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Tina Charles and the New York Liberty (9-18, 5th in the Eastern Conference) play the Atlanta Dream (5-22, 6th in the Eastern Conference) at Westchester County Center on Friday, August 23, 2019.
The Dream have been a terrible pick for bettors, having gone 12-15 ATS. New York is covering 38.5% of the time, going 10-16 against the spread.
Valuable Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Dream have been a dicey Over choice for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 12-14.
Atlanta is covering 53.8% of the time as the visitor, having gone 7-6 ATS.
Important New York Liberty Betting Trends
The Liberty are covering the spread 40.0% of the time at Westchester County Center, going 6-9 against the spread.
The Liberty have been a dicey Over choice for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 13-13.
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
08/22/19 C Elizabeth Williams Personal is questionable Friday vs NY Liberty
05/10/19 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out indefinitely
Key New York Liberty Injuries
08/20/19 G Asia Durr Groin is questionable Friday vs Atlanta Dream
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out for season
Tiffany Hayes comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Renee Montgomery averages 8.5 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.7 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 35% for the year while her free throw percentage is 85%.
Tina Charles averages 17.7 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Brittany Boyd averages 5.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 20.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 71.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.5 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.7 per game. The Dream allow 79.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 19.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 7th in the league with 77.0 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 41%, 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 6th in the league in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.0. The Liberty are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Liberty surrender 83.7 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Dream are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 91.6, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 77.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 42% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 46% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Atlanta is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 7th in the league.
New York is 3rd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 4th in the league. The Liberty are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 97.1, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 10th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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