New York Liberty vs. Atlanta Dream - 7/12/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Dream (5-7) vs. New York Liberty (7-4)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday July 12. 2015 at 3:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Dream -2.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, SportSouth, MSG
The New York Liberty and Atlanta Dream square off Sunday afternoon at the Philips Arena.
The New York Liberty look to keep rolling after winning four of their last five games. The New York Liberty are averaging 72.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting and are allowing 72 points on 36.4 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 15.6 points and 9.1 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 12 points and two assists. Sugar Rodgers is the third double-digit scorer and Tanisha Wright is dishing 3.4 assists. The New York Liberty have topped 79 points in three straight games and improved their three-ball percentage to 29.8 percent. The Liberty have allowed 72 or less points in four of their last eight games. The Liberty have won three of their last four road games SU.
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The Atlanta Dream look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 72.9 points on 39.2 percent shooting and are allowing 76.9 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 21.1 points and 6.5 rebounds while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 11.4 points and 2.1 assists. Sancho Lyttle is the third double-digit scorer and Erika de Souza is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream have scored 74 or less points in six of their last nine games and are shooting just 26.7 percent from deep. The Dream need to figure things out, as they look sluggish for the most part. The Dream are just 4-4 SU this season on their home court.
The Liberty are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Dream are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Liberty are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The pick for this game should probably be the Liberty given the way they're playing. However, I was high on the Dream before the season and still think it's only a matter of time before they start playing with consistency. I'm going to side with the home team and the small chalk.