Atlanta Dream vs New York Liberty Prediction, 5/29/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs New York Liberty
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: Amazon Prime
Barclays Center is the venue where and the New York Liberty (5-1) will play the Atlanta Dream (2-2) on Saturday.
The Atlanta Dream played the Chicago Sky and walked away with a win by a score of 90-83 in their last contest. Atlanta walked away from the game with a 41.9% field goal percentage (31 of 74) and converted 8 of their 18 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Dream made 20 of 25 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. In terms of pulling down boards, they collected a total of 32 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 17 dimes for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 21 turnovers and having 11 steals. In the matter of the defense, Atlanta allowed 40.3% from the floor on 25 of 62 shooting. Chicago doled out 22 assists and had 5 steals for this contest. Moreover, Chicago collected 41 boards (13 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Chicago ended up shooting 96.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 27 of 28 shots. They also converted 6 of 17 shots from distance.
Courtney Williams is one player who was a major factor in the game. She accumulated 18 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. She played 35:35 minutes played and also snagged 5 boards. Williams finished the contest at 40.0% from the field and distributed 3 assists. Another player that played a role in this matchup for the Dream was Tiffany Hayes. She pulled down 4 rebounds in her 34:09 min played. She ended up going 50.0% from the field in this matchup by going 8-of-16 (26 points). When this game wrapped up, Hayes tallied 2 assists.
Atlanta heads into this game with a win-loss record of 2-2 on the campaign. They have an average of 79.3 points per game (7th in basketball) while going 39.3% from the field. The Dream are shooting 37.0% from downtown (27 of 73) and 72.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling down 30.0 boards per game and is sitting with 67 dimes on the campaign, which is 9th in basketball in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 11.5 times per contest and as a team they commit 21.3 personal fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Dream are able to force 20.3 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 fouls. The Dream defense is giving up a FG percentage of 42.7% (81 of 80) and they relinquish 41.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 5th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 80 surrendered for the campaign. They concede 32.4% on shots from downtown and they are 6th in the WNBA in points per game from their opponents (81.3).
When they last played, the New York Liberty got the victory with a final of 88-81 when they faced the Dallas Wings. The Liberty earned 23 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 33 in the game. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while getting 7 steals for the game. The Wings committed 23 fouls in this game which took the Liberty to the charity stripe for a total of 27 tries. They were able to knock down 22 of them for a rate of 81.5%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, New York buried 10 of 25 attempts (40.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Liberty finished 28 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.7%. The Liberty permitted the Wings to convert 29 of their 70 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 41.4% for the game. They finished 33.3% from three-point range by going 7 of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 22 from the free throw line (72.7%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, New York allowed Dallas to snag 34 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Betnijah Laney was important for the Liberty for this game. She made 9 of 15 in this matchup giving her a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and totaled 2 rebounds. Laney scored 26 points in her 34:37 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 3 assists in this game. An additional player that was pivotal for New York was Sami Whitcomb. She walked away with 1 assist in 27:14 minutes played, and she knocked down 3 of 9 from the floor. Whitcomb walked away from this one going 33.3% from the floor and also totaling 9 points and 3 boards.
New York has a mark of 5-1 for the year. New York has totaled 502 points for the campaign (83.7 per game) and they collect 34.5 rebounds per contest. The Liberty have committed 18.5 fouls per game while shooting 80.6% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Liberty are shooting 45.2% from the field, which has them ranked 3rd in the WNBA. They are assisting teammates 20.5 times per contest (3rd in basketball) and they are turning it over 17.3 times per contest. The Liberty defensively are ranked 7th in the league in PPG given up with 82.3. They have forced 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.3% from the floor (3rd in the WNBA). The New York defense concedes 30.2% on 3-point shots (38 of 126) and their opposition makes 77.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 17.8 dimes and 38.7 rebounds per contest, which is 5th and 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta
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