Dallas Wings vs New York Liberty Prediction, 5/24/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs New York Liberty
Date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The New York Liberty (3-0) host the Dallas Wings (1-0) at Barclays Center on Monday.
The Dallas Wings faced off with the Los Angeles Sparks and notched a win by a score of 94-71 in their last game. Dallas finished the contest with a 53.1% field goal percentage (34 out of 64) and made 8 of 17 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wings knocked down 18 of their 22 tries for a percentage of 81.8%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 45 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 17 dimes for this game while forcing 15 turnovers and having 8 steals. In terms of the defense, Dallas allowed the other team to shoot 35.9% from the field on 28 of 78 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 6 dimes and had 12 steals for the matchup. In addition, Los Angeles snagged 25 rebounds (6 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Los Angeles finished the game at 57.1% at the charity stripe by making 8 of 14 tries. They also knocked down 7 out of their 27 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Allisha Gray is a player who came through in this contest. She ended up with 23 points on 7 of 15 shooting. She played for 36:13 minutes played and also collected 9 rebounds. Gray shot 46.7% from the field and dished out 4 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in the game for the Wings was Kayla Thornton. She collected 11 rebounds in her 27:53 minutes played on the night. She finished the contest at 66.7% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 2-of-3 (7 points). When the game finished, Thornton had accumulated 1 assist.
Dallas comes into this game with a record of 1-0 for the year. They are turning it over 26.0 times per contest and as a group they are committing 17.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Dallas is collecting 45.0 boards per game and has tallied 17 dimes this year, which is 11th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. The Wings are connecting on 47.1% on shots from downtown (8 of 17) and 81.8% from the charity stripe. They average 94.0 points per contest (1st in the WNBA) while shooting 53.1% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Wings have forced 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.0 personal fouls. The Wings defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 35.9% (15 of 17) and they surrender 25.0 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 1st in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 15 conceded for the season. They are surrendering 25.9% on shots from distance and they rank 3rd in the league in opponents PPG (71.0).
For their last game, the New York Liberty took home the win by a final score of 86-75 when they faced the Minnesota Lynx. The Liberty corralled 37 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards totaling 40 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while recording 4 steals in this matchup. The Lynx committed 18 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Liberty to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 87.5%. In relation to shooting from distance, New York buried 12 of their 27 tries (44.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Liberty walked away from this one shooting 30 for 67 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.8%. The Liberty permitted the Lynx to convert 28 out of their 74 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.8% in this matchup. They went 13.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 3 of 23 and finished the contest at 16 out of 20 from the free throw line (80.0%). In the matter of how they rebounded, New York allowed Minnesota to snag 36 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Sabrina Ionescu ended up being important for the Liberty for this game. She made 7 out of 16 for the contest for a field goal rate of 43.8%, and had 10 rebounds. Ionescu earned 26 points in her 37:28 minutes on the court and added 12 dimes in this contest. An additional player that ended up playing a role for New York was Sami Whitcomb. She ended up walking away with no assists in her 35:26 minutes played, and she put in 5 of 11 from the floor. Whitcomb wrapped this one up going 45.5% from the field while collecting 13 points and 8 rebounds.
New York has a record of 3-0 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Liberty are connecting on 43.9% from the field, which is 5th in the WNBA. New York has accounted for 249 points on the campaign (83.0 per game) and they grab 35.3 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 20.3 times per contest (5th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 17.3 times per contest. The Liberty are committing 19.7 fouls per game and they hit 83.7% from the charity stripe. The Liberty on defense are ranked 4th in the league in points per game surrendered with 75.7. They relinquish 15.7 assists and 40.3 rebounds per game, ranking them 3rd and 9th in the league. The New York defense concedes 14.5% on 3-point shots (9 of 62) and their opponents are converting on 73.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 37.7% from the field (4th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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