In this all-Eastern showdown, the second-worse team of the Conference, the New York Liberty (3-6), who are struggling lately having won only once in their last five games, are hosting the third-best Atlanta Dream (6-5), who have won only once in their last three, with both teams looking to return to the winning ways tonight. WNBA Atlanta Dream vs New York Liberty Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 06-19-2017 19:00 EDT
Spread: New York Liberty -4
New York Liberty have a 3-6 record so far this season and are currently tied with the Chicago Sky in the second to last place of the East. They have lost four of their last five matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Minnesota Lynx with a 71-85 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tina Charles with 20.8 ppg, adding a team high 6.9 boards per game. She is followed by Kia Nurse with 12.3 ppg, while Bria Hartley adds 9.2 ppg and a team high 4.2 dimes per game.
Atlanta Dream have a 6-5 record so far this season and are currently tied with the Washington Mystics in the second place of the East. They have lost two of their last three matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Indiana Fever with a 64-96 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tiffany Hayes with 17.9 ppg, while Angel McCoughtry adds 16.1 ppg and 6.5 boards per game. Renee Montgomery adds 9.1 ppg and a team high 2.9 dimes per game.
Liberty led the Dream 2-1 wins last season, winning the only home game with a 76-61 score. Liberty are 2-4 at home so far this season, while Dream are 3-3 on the road. Those two teams score the fewest points in the league, with Liberty being second-worse with 77.9 to Dream’s league-low of 73.8, while Dream have the second-best defense, allowing 77.5 ppg to Liberty’s 81.6. Dream have the worse percentages in the league both in field goals (38.6% to 42.9%) and in 3-pointers (26.5% to 31.5%). On the other hand, they are better in rebounding (35.6 to 31.8) and in turnovers committed (13.6 to 14), while Liberty are better in assists made (18.6 to 16.2). Both teams are struggling lately and Vegas odds give the Liberty a -4 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Atlanta Dream vs New York Liberty Prediction: New York Liberty -4 (-104)
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WNBA Atlanta Dream vs New York Liberty Spread and Prediction