Atlanta Dream vs. New York Liberty - 8/21/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Liberty (17-7) vs. Atlanta Dream (9-15)
WNBA Basketball: Friday August 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Liberty -9.5 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, MSG
The Atlanta Dream and New York Liberty meet Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Atlanta Dream need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 76.7 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 81.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 20.1 points and 5.5 rebounds while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 11.8 points and 2.7 rebounds. Sancho Lyttle is the third double-digit scorer and Shoni Schimmel is dishing 3.3 assists. The Atlanta Dream have scored 82 or more points in three straight games and are 3-4 SU when scoring 80 or more points. The Dream are 3-9 SU on the road and have lost five of their last six. Roneeka Hodges is questionable with a calf injury.
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The New York Liberty look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The New York Liberty are averaging 74.7 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17.6 points and 9.1 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 15.5 points and 3.5 assists. Sugar Rodgers is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and Tanisha Wright is dishing 3.5 assists. The New York Liberty have allowed 63 or less points in four of their last six games and are 12-3 SU when allowing 75 or less points. The Liberty are 8-3 SU on their home court and have won five of their last six.
The Lynx are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Stars are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Lynx are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in San Antonio and 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Atlanta Dream may be failing to hit the mark this season, but they still have enough firepower to hang with the Liberty. This is too much chalk for me to lay here. Give me the points.