Atlanta Dream vs. New York Liberty - 5/24/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Liberty vs. Dream
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday May 24, 2016 at 11:00 am (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Liberty -7.5 -- Over/Under: 156 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, MSG
The Atlanta Dream and New York Liberty meet Tuesday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
The Atlanta Dream look to keep rolling after a strong 2-1 start to the season. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 81.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 79.3 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 17 points and 2.7 assists while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 15.3 points and six rebounds. Tiffany Hayes is the third double-digit scorer and Carla Cortijo is dishing four assists. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won four of their last six road games.
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The New York Liberty look for a bounce back win after a 2-1 start to the season. The New York Liberty are averaging 79.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 35.1 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 21.7 points and 12.7 rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 18.7 points and two assists. Lindsey Harding is dishing 5.3 assists and Kiah Stokes is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Dream are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The Liberty are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss. The Dream are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The home team has the advantage in such an early game, and while the Dream are playing well as of late, the Liberty are so good defensively and so physical. This is a lot of chalk to eat, but the Liberty have the talent and size to give the Dream issues. I'll take the home team by double digits.