Dallas Wings vs New York Liberty Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/27/2020
Game: Dallas Wings vs New York Liberty
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Amanda Zahui B. and the New York Liberty (2-12, 6th in the Eastern Conference) host the Dallas Wings (5-10, 6th in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Thursday.
Kayla Thornton comes into this game averaging 7.7 points per contest while being on the court 25.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Wings. She grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and hands out 0.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 44% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Arike Ogunbowale averages 21.5 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.6 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 42% for the year while her free throw percentage is 81%.
Amanda Zahui B. averages 10.7 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Layshia Clarendon averages 12.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage is 88%.
Dallas averages 81.9 points per game this season, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They average 33.3 rebounds per contest and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 11.4 per game. The Wings allow 85.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
New York is 12th in the league with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 38%, while their average scoring margin is -14.9. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Liberty are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.1. The Liberty surrender 89.7 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 18.9 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Wings are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 109.4, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 4th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 77.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA. Dallas is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 6th in the WNBA.
New York is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 3rd in the league. The Liberty are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 91.5, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 81.7 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?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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