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Atlanta Dream vs. New York Liberty - 7/19/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Liberty (7-15) vs. Atlanta Dream (13-9)
Date & Time Thursday July 19, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Dream -9 -- Over/Under: 162.5
TV Channel
ESPN 3, MSG+
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WNBA | New York Liberty (7-15) vs. Atlanta Dream (13-9)
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The New York Liberty and Atlanta Dream meet Thursday in WNBA action at the McCamish Pavilion.

The New York Liberty could use a feel good victory here after losing 11 of their last 15 games. The New York Liberty are averaging 79.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 84.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 20 points and seven rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 9.1 points and 1.8 assists. Shavonte Zellous is grabbing three rebounds and Bria Hartley is dishing 3.6 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Atlanta Dream look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 78.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 79.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.4 points and 3.5 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 17 points and three assists. Brittney Sykes is the third double-digit scorer and Renee Montgomery is dishing 3.1 assists. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won five of their last six home games.

The Liberty are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Dream are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Liberty are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Atlanta Dream have been awful ATS when favored by big margins, as they're 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games when favored by at least eight points. However, the Dream have found consistent offense to go with their defense as of late, and they're outscoring teams by 10.6 points in their last five games. The New York Liberty have been awful all season long, aren't covering numbers with these SU losses and are being outscored by 8.1 points on the road. I have no choice but to take the Dream by double digits at home.

Pick:
Atlanta Dream -9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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