Dream and Liberty Battle in WNBA Action Tuesday

New York Liberty Basketball

Liberty and Dream Looking to Shake Subpar Performances

The Atlanta Dream and the New York Liberty will meet on Tuesday at Westchester County Center. Both teams experienced frustrating weekend trips to Midwest cities. They will be looking to put those games behind them starting tonight.

Oddsmakers opened the Liberty as -4.5-point favorites versus the Liberty, while the game’s total opened at 151.5. The line now is New York -6 and the total is sitting at 150.5.

New York took two of three meetings with Indiana last season and has won 11 of the 14 games with Atlanta.

Liberty Hoping Close Games Start Going Their Way

New York (3-6) began the season with seven straight games decided by six points or fewer. They are coming off consecutive losses by double-digit margins and look to prove that was off-kilter.

The Liberty trailed by 26 in a 78-63 home loss to the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday. They followed it up by trailing by 24 in an 85-71 setback at Minnesota on Saturday.

The Liberty are hoping they can shore up their interior defense and rebounding after a dismal showing in both areas lately.

They allowed 42 points in the paint on 21-of-30 shooting while scoring only 22 points inside. New York also was outrebounded 35-22. It resulted in a 19-3 disparity in second-chance points. The team could not stop Minnesota star Sylvia Fowles from constantly getting layups in a 25-point night.

Offensively, the Liberty are hoping for more support for Tina Charles. She scored a season-low 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. No One else reached double figures. The Liberty were held below 80 points for the fourth time in five games.

Dream Looking to get Offense Going Against Liberty

Atlanta (6-5) is coming off a 96-64 loss to the previously winless Indiana Fever. After squeaking by Indiana at home last Thursday with a five-point win, the Dream shot 37.3 percent and got outscored 61-26 in the second half on Saturday.

Atlanta ranks as the lowest scoring team in the league at 73.8 points per game. They have only topped 80 points three times. The Dream also have shot below 40 percent in the last three games. Their 38.6 field goal percentage ranks last in the league, as does their 26.5 percent on 3-point attempts.

Angel McCoughtry led the team by scored 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting in 26 minutes Saturday. Her performance was welcomed. It came after she was 7 of 25 from the floor in the previous two games.

Tiffany Hayes has scored at least 20 points six times this season. She was the Eastern Conference Player of the Week last week. She injured her right ankle in the third quarter Saturday and is questionable for Tuesday.

While Atlanta ranks at the bottom in three major offensive categories, it is allowing only 77.5 points a tilt. This ranks second in scoring defense behind the Los Angeles Sparks. The Fever are hoping Saturday was an aberration on the defensive side.

Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Atlanta6-54-6-173.8277.55-3.732-32-3-13-80-53-3
New York3-64-577.8981.56-3.673-31-25-42-43-0

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
ATL16.0913.001.24
NY18.5613.441.38
Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
ATL9.8225.8235.64
NY8.4423.3331.77
ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
ATL38.5740.77-2.2
NY42.8644.01-1.15
Team Records

Atlanta Dream

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall6-53-23-34-6-12-32-3-173.8277.55-3.73
Last 106-43-23-24-5-12-32-2-173.4075.20-1.80
vs EAST3-12-01-12-21-11-174.7575.75-1.00
vs WEST3-41-22-22-4-11-21-2-173.2978.57-5.28

New York Liberty

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall3-62-41-24-53-31-277.8981.56-3.67
Last 103-62-41-24-53-31-277.8981.56-3.67
vs EAST2-21-11-12-21-11-181.7581.000.75
vs WEST1-41-30-12-32-20-174.8082.00-7.20

WNBA Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense73.821281.566
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense73.501281.337
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed36.33432.505
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense77.891177.552
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense77.83979.833
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed31.331136.179

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Atlanta3-74-64-673.5035.3035.0935.3042/1609.70
New York7-36-44-679.3038.9041.7939.6042/1328.00

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Aug 11, 2017NY83ATL77-2.5NY159.5ONYNYATL473442.635.735314/117/1576
Jul 2, 2017NY72ATL814.5ATL155.5UATLATLNY314740.341.737396/204/959
Jun 7, 2017ATL61NY76-4.5NY158.5UNYNYNY294727.643.135481/134/1955
Jul 13, 2016ATL62NY86-5NY158UNYNYATL293929.944.732505/174/789
Jun 22, 2016NY90ATL792.5NY162.5ONYNYNY363745.533.342374/111/18715
May 24, 2016ATL85NY79-7.5ATL157ONYATLATL323930.33654435/201/101311
Sep 1, 2015ATL75NY80-9ATL156.5UATLNYNY374142.937.132344/188/21910
Aug 21, 2015ATL67NY78-9.5NY155UNYNYNY363735.846.928384/145/13126
Jul 12, 2015NY76ATL843ATL145.5OATLNYATL324441.747.331303/116/1597
Jun 21, 2015NY73ATL64-4.5NY149.5UNYNYATL402841.729.738353/95/211113

WNBA Betting Odds and Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Atlanta Dream

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jun 16, 2018IND64-96L-4152L/O37.3173.333A
Jun 14, 2018IND72-67W-9153L/U34.3376.673H
Jun 12, 2018LOS64-72L8151.5P/U38.4680.002A
Jun 10, 2018SEA67-64W7.5166.5W/U40.5872.733A
Jun 8, 2018LAV87-83W-4.5162.5L/O42.4785.717A

New York Liberty

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jun 16, 2018MIN71-85L7154L/O45.90100.008A
Jun 13, 2018LAV63-78L-10163.5L/U42.4250.004H
Jun 10, 2018IND78-75W-10157.5L/U45.6172.2213H
Jun 7, 2018CON86-88L5.5165.5W/O46.3878.957H
Jun 5, 2018PHO74-80L-3160L/U41.3360.00

Next up:
Atlanta home to Connecticut Friday, June 22
New York at Las Vegas Friday, June 22

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