Liberty vs. Wings
WNBA Basketball: Friday June 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Liberty -3 -- Over/Under: 157.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Dallas Wings and New York Liberty meet Friday in WNBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Dallas Wings look for some consistency here to build on their 3-2 start of the season. The Dallas Wings are averaging 80.6 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 79.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Karima Christmas-Kelly is averaging 13.6 points and 2.8 rebounds while Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 13.2 points and 5.8 assists. Allisha Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Kaela Davis is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 24.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 28.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have lost 10 of their last 14 road games.
The New York Liberty could use a big home victory to get back to a .500 record. The New York Liberty are averaging 73.8 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 79.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 18.6 points and 7.8 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 15.8 points and 3.8 assists. Sugar Rodgers is the third double-digit scorer and Brittany Boyd is grabbing four rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost four of their last six home games.
The Wings are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Friday games, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Liberty are 6-23 ATS in their last 29 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Wings are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The New York Liberty are better than what they've shown as of late, and I'm just waiting for one of those breakout games. The Wings had their doors blown off the last time they went on the road, and the defense does struggle at times, allowing 82 or more points in three of their five games. I'm expecting the Liberty to look like the East contender it is eventually. Why not here? I'll eat the small chalk.