San Antonio Stars vs. New York Liberty - 9/1/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Liberty vs. Stars
WNBA Basketball: Friday September 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Liberty -13 -- Over/Under: 149 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, MSG
The San Antonio Stars and New York Liberty meet Friday in WNBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The San Antonio Stars could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 74.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 81.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kayla McBride is averaging 15.2 points and 2.3 assists while Isabelle Harrison is averaging 11.5 points and 6.4 rebounds. Moriah Jefferson is dishing 4.4 assists and Kelsey Plum is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The San Antonio Stars are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Stars are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Stars have lost six straight road games.
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The New York Liberty look to stay hot while building on their eight-game winning streak. The New York Liberty are averaging 79.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.7 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 19.9 points and 9.1 rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 11 points and 2.4 assists. Shavonte Zellous is the third double-digit scorer and Epiphanny Prince is dishing 2.9 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.6 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won seven straight home games.
The Stars are 20-9 ATS in their last 29 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Liberty are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Stars are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in New York and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Liberty are playing their best ball of the season and have been even better at home. However, the Stars have been really sharp against the number for the most part and did beat the Liberty outright in the last meeting despite being a 8.5-point underdog. There's better games on the card for Friday, but if you must cap this game, there's value with the Stars and the points.