New York Liberty vs. Dallas Wings
August 8, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Dallas -4.5
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The New York Liberty and Dallas Wings face off on Monday in a WNBA showdown at the College Park Center. When these two teams faced off on May 15th it was the Wings that were able to secure the 81-71 victory.
The Wings come into this game with a 16-16 record liver, but they didn’t look great in the last game. It took overtime against the Indiana Fever to come away with the 95-91 victory. At halftime against the Fever, they were down 50-38. The Wings are averaging 82.4 points, while their defense is giving up 82.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league, while their defense is ranked 6th in the league. Arike Ogunbowale has been the top player for the Wings, averaging 19.7 points while shooting 50 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from behind the three-point line.
On the other side of this matchup is Liberty, who sit with a 13-19 record overall, but they are coming off a loss in their last game. In the last game against the Phoenix Mercury, the Liberty only scored 62 points and that led to the 14 points defeat. The Liberty need every win at this point if they are going to make the playoffs. The Liberty are averaging 79.1 points, while their defense is giving up 82.5 points per game. The offense is ranked 10th in the league, while the defense is ranked 7th. In this game, the Liberty are going to need the offense to be good early to try to put the pressure on the wings. The top offensive player is Sabrina Ionescu, and she is averaging 17.5 points while shooting 41.6 percent from the field.
The Liberty’s offense only scored 62 points in the last game, but the Wing’s defense was awful in the last game, and I expect New York is going to run up the score. Look for the Liberty to go over their season average of 79.1 points, and that is going to be the difference as the Liberty gets the job done. Back the Liberty against the spread.