New York Liberty vs Atlanta Dream WNBA Game Picks 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
State Farm Arena
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State Farm Arena is the site where Renee Montgomery and the Atlanta Dream (8-25, 6th in the Eastern Conference) will play the New York Liberty (9-24, 5th in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday.
The Liberty have been hot and cold for basketball wagerers, having gone 10-21 ATS. The Dream are covering the spread 48.5% of the time, going 16-17 against the spread.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The Liberty have been a terrible Under play for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 18-14.
New York is covering 37.5% of the time as a visitor, having gone 6-10 ATS.
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Dream are covering the spread 58.8% of the time at State Farm Arena, going 10-7 against the spread.
The Dream have been a less than ideal Under play for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 15-17.
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Key New York Liberty Injuries
09/06/19 G Asia Durr Groin is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta Dream
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out for season
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
09/07/19 G Tiffany Hayes Knee is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs NY Liberty
09/05/19 F Jessica Breland Illness missed last game, is questionable Sunday vs NY Liberty
05/10/19 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out for season
Tina Charles comes into this game averaging 17.0 points per contest while being on the court 31.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Liberty. She grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 39% while her free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kia Nurse averages 13.9 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 40% for the year while her free throw percentage is 87%.
Renee Montgomery averages 9.6 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Jessica Breland averages 7.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 23.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 77.6 points per game this season, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They average 34.3 rebounds per contest and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 14.7 per game. The Liberty allow 85.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 12th in the league with 71.5 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 37%, while their average scoring margin is -7.6. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Dream are 6th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Dream surrender 79.1 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 19.2 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 39.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Liberty are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 97.7, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 79.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. New York is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 1st in the league.
Atlanta is 6th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 9th in the league. The Dream are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 92, and their defensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 77.3 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 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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