New York Liberty vs Dallas Wings Basketball Betting Tips 8/16/2019
Friday, August 16, 2019
College Park Center
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College Park Center is the venue where Allisha Gray and the Dallas Wings (8-17, 6th in the Western Conference) will play the New York Liberty (8-16, 5th in the Eastern Conference) on Friday.
The Liberty have been lousy for WNBA bettors, having gone 9-14 ATS. Dallas is covering 52.0% of the time, going 13-12 against the spread.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The Liberty have been a hot and cold Under pick for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 12-11.
New York is covering 41.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 5-7 ATS.
Important Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Wings cover the spread 41.7% of the time at College Park Center, going 5-7 against the spread.
The Wings have been a strong Under pick for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 6-17.
Key New York Liberty Injuries
08/13/19 C Amanda Zahui B Concussion is questionable Friday vs Dallas Wings
08/13/19 G Asia Durr Groin is doubtful Friday vs Dallas Wings
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out for season
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
08/13/19 F Kayla Thornton Suspension is out next 2 games
08/13/19 F/C Kristine Anigwe Suspension is out next 2 games
07/04/19 F/C Azura Stevens Foot is out for season
06/18/19 G Tayler Hill Knee is out indefinitely
05/20/19 G Skylar Diggins-Smith Personal is out indefinitely
Tina Charles comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Brittany Boyd averages 5.8 points per game in 21.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.0 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 39% for the year while her free throw percentage is 73%.
Allisha Gray averages 9.4 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Arike Ogunbowale averages 16.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 77.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.1 per game. The Liberty allow 84.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 12th in the league with 70.3 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 39%, while their average scoring margin is -4.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Wings are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Wings surrender 74.9 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 18.0 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game this season.
The Liberty are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 96.4 is ranked 1st. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 79.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 10th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA. New York is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 2nd in the WNBA.
Dallas is 6th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 9th in the league. The Wings are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 94.8, and their defensive rating of 101 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 74.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 43% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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