New York Liberty vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 9/11/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Liberty vs Dallas Wings
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
The New York Liberty (11-18) go to College Park Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Dallas Wings (12-17).
The New York Liberty faced the Seattle Storm and ended up losing by a score of 85-75 in their last contest. New York ended the game having earned a 48.2% field goal percentage (27 of 56) and made 11 of their 23 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Liberty converted 10 of their 11 attempts for a rate of 90.9%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 24 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Regarding defending, New York allowed 47.6% from the field on 30 out of 63 shooting. Seattle distributed 19 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. On top of that, Seattle grabbed 31 boards (8 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Seattle finished shooting 88.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 23 of their 26 attempts. They buried 2 of their 14 tries from beyond the arc.
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Sabrina Ionescu is a player who was a major contributor in this matchup. She accounted for 20 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. She played 35:15 minutes played and collected 1 board. Ionescu went 50.0% from the field and also distributed 7 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in this contest for the Liberty was Betnijah Laney. She collected 7 rebounds in 32:24 minutes played on the night. She walked away from this one shooting 25.0% from the field for this contest by going 1-of-4 (3 points). When the game finished, Laney earned 3 assists.
New York will play this game with a mark of 11-18 for the season. They average 78.4 pts per game (10th in the league) while shooting 42.4% from the field. The Liberty are shooting 36.4% on three-point shots (297 of 816) and 80.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, New York is collecting 33.5 boards per game and has accounted for 551 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 6th in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 16.1 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.9 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Liberty have forced 12.2 turnovers per game while drawing 17.2 fouls. The Liberty defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.0% (353 of 498) and they surrender 36.8 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 9th in basketball in giving up assists with 569 surrendered this year. They are giving up 32.7% from beyond the arc while they are 12th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (85.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Dallas Wings took a defeat with a final score of 83-56 when they played the Connecticut Sun. The Wings were able to pull down 17 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 26 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 4 steals in this game. The Sun were called for 16 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Wings to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of them for a percentage of 78.9%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Dallas made 7 out of their 32 tries (21.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Wings shot 17 out of 64 from the field which had them shooting 26.6%. The Wings permitted the Sun to make 33 of their 68 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 48.5% for the contest. They finished 36.8% from downtown by connecting on 7 out of 19 and finished the contest at 10 of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Dallas allowed Connecticut to collect 35 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Arike Ogunbowale pitched in for the Wings in this matchup. She converted 2 of 17 in this matchup giving her a field goal percentage of 11.8%, and had 3 rebounds. Ogunbowale accumulated 8 points in her 33:58 mins on the court and accumulated 2 assists for the matchup. One more player that ended being a contributor for Dallas was Allisha Gray. She ended up with 1 assist in 25:49 mins on the hardwood, and she shot 3 of 8 from the floor. Gray ended up shooting 37.5% from the floor while also earning 10 points and 5 boards.
Dallas has a mark of 12-17 this year. The Wings have committed 18.7 personal fouls per game and they hit 82.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 17.2 times per game (10th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 12.9 times per contest. Dallas has tallied 2,357 pts on the season (81.3 per contest) and they grab 36.3 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wings are hitting on 41.9% from the floor, which ranks 8th in the WNBA. The Wings on defense are ranked 8th in the WNBA in PPG given up with 81.7. The Dallas defense gives up 33.4% on shots from beyond the arc (212 of 635) and opponents are connecting on 77.7% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 20.3 dimes and 33.6 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 11th and 4th in basketball. They have forced 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.7% from the floor (9th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York
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