New York Liberty vs Dallas Wings WNBA Game Picks 8/1/2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019
College Park Center
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Tina Charles and the New York Liberty (8-11, 4th in the Eastern Conference) travel to College Park Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Dallas Wings (5-14, 6th in the Western Conference).
The Liberty have been a dicey choice for WNBA wagerers, having gone 9-9 ATS. Dallas is covering 52.6% of the time, going 10-9 against the spread.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The Liberty have been a solid Under bet for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 9-10.
New York is covering 50.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 5-5 ATS.
Important Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Wings are covering 44.4% of the time at College Park Center, going 4-5 against the spread.
The Wings have been a terrible Over bet for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 4-15.
Key New York Liberty Injuries
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out for season
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
07/04/19 F/C Azura Stevens Foot is out indefinitely
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 game averaging 17.2 points per contest while being on the court 31.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Liberty. She grabs 7.6 rebounds per contest and hands out 1.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 36% while her free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Kia Nurse averages 15.4 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 90%.
Kayla Thornton averages 11.2 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 35% and her free throw percentage currently is at 93%. Arike Ogunbowale averages 14.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 34% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 77.4 points per game this season, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They average 35.2 rebounds per contest and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.4 per game. The Liberty allow 82.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 19.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 11th in the league with 69.8 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 38%, while their average scoring margin is -5.2. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 15.9. The Wings are 9th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Wings surrender 74.9 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 18.7 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Liberty are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 103.3, and their offensive rating of 96.9 is ranked 2nd. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 79.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% 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 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 1st in the WNBA.
Dallas is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 6th in the WNBA. The Wings are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 101.7, and their offensive rating of 94.7 is ranked 4th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 73.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 42% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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