New York Liberty vs. Dallas Wings - 7/8/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Wings (9-8) vs. New York Liberty (5-13)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday July 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm (Westchester County Center)
The Line: New York Liberty +1.5 -- Over/Under: 164.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: LEAGUE PASS, MSG
The Dallas Wings and New York Liberty meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Westchester County Center.
The Dallas Wings look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Wings are averaging 85.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 81.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Elizabeth Cambage is averaging 20.6 points and 9.8 rebounds while Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 18.5 points and 6.4 assists. Allisha Gray is dishing 1.7 assists and Kayla Thornton is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have have split their last six road games.
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The New York Liberty need a feel good victory here after losing nine of their last 11 games. The New York Liberty are averaging 76.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 83.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 19.8 points and 6.8 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 8.8 points and 1.7 assists. Shavonte Zellous is grabbing three rebounds and Bria Hartley is dishing 3.8 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost three straight home games.
The Wings are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Liberty are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Wings are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings in New York and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in New York.
The New York Liberty have had a ton of time to rest for this game and are at home in an early start, which is a big advantage. However, I'm not sure how anybody can back New York with any confidence, as this club gets drilled defensively and is being outscord by 6.3 points on the season. Things haven't been much better at home for the Liberty. The Dallas Wings have been hit or miss, but they usually take care of business against lesser teams, and they're outscoring teams by 9.6 points in their last five games. Combine the Wings offense with the Liberty lack of defense, and this game could get ugly for the home team.