New York Liberty vs Atlanta Dream Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 7/31/2020
Game: New York Liberty vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Friday, July 31, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: NBA TV
IMG Academy is the site where Shekinna Stricklen and the Atlanta Dream (1-1, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) will play the New York Liberty (0-2, 6th in the Eastern Conference) on Friday.
Amanda Zahui B. comes into this contest averaging 9.5 points per game while playing 24.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1 assist per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 35% while her free throw percentage is currently at 25%. Layshia Clarendon averages 15.5 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 59% for the year while her free throw percentage is 85%.
Shekinna Stricklen averages 13.0 points per game while playing 21.0 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. Her field goal percentage is 67% and her free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Monique Billings averages 17.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 10 rebounds per contest and 1 assist per game. Her field goal percentage is 63% and her free throw percentage is 73%.
New York averages 75.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -14.5 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.5 per game. The Liberty allow 90 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 17 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Atlanta is 9th in the league with 87.5 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -10.0. They shoot 27% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 29.5 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Dream are 5th in turnovers per game with 16. The Dream surrender 97.5 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 51% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 17 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 38 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 16 per game this season.
The Liberty are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 89.3, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 84.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 10th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. New York is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league.
Atlanta is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the WNBA. The Dream are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 113.4, and their offensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 3rd. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 86 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 8th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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