Pointspread favors Dream in battle with Liberty
Atlanta Dream vs New York Liberty Odds
A key WNBA battle sees the visiting Dream travelling to New York Friday to face the Liberty on Friday.
The Liberty currently sports a record of 11-19, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-17 ATS. The Dream are 16-13 and 15-14 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Liberty post a 12-17-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Dream have gone 14-15 against the number.
On the opening line for this matchup, the Liberty sat as 2.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 150.5.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 11-ranked offense (70.6 PPG) against a Dream defense that ranks No. 5 at 74.7 PPG. The Liberty have averaged 41.1% from the field per game, less than the Dream have managed so far this season (42.8% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Dream own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 79.7 points per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in home scoring.
Atlanta won its last outing, an 89-80 result against the Fever on September 4. The Dream covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 169 combined points took the game OVER the total. Angel McCoughtry went off for 30 points and added 9 rebounds leading Atlanta to an 89-80 win over Indiana on Wednesday at Philips Arena.
Last time out for New York, they were a 93-88 loser as they battled the Shock on the road. The Liberty failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 181 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York suffered a 93-88 loss against Tulsa on Sunday, getting 20 points from Cappie Pondexter in a losing effort at BOK Center.
Atlanta Dream Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-2
Before playing Phoenix are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
New York Liberty Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing Tulsa are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Dream at Liberty trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games on the road
Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New York's last 16 games at home
Atlanta home to Phoenix, Sunday, September 8
New York home to Phoenix, Tuesday, September 10