Atlanta Dream vs New York Liberty Prediction, 9/3/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs New York Liberty
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
IMG Academy is the venue where Layshia Clarendon and the New York Liberty (2-14, 6th in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Atlanta Dream (4-13, 5th in the Eastern Conference) on Thursday.
Courtney Williams comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 65%. Elizabeth Williams averages 10.6 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 53% for the year while her free throw percentage is 74%.
Layshia Clarendon averages 12.2 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Kia Nurse averages 11.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 27% and her free throw percentage is 86%.
Atlanta averages 81.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 33.2 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.8 per game. The Dream allow 90.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
New York is 12th in the league with 73.5 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 38%, while their average scoring margin is -14.4. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Liberty are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.2. The Liberty surrender 87.9 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season.
The Dream are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 111.1, and their offensive rating of 100.2 is ranked 2nd. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 80 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 6th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA. Atlanta is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 2nd in the WNBA.
New York is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 6th in the league. The Liberty are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 90.2, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 81.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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