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

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Atlanta 6-5 4-6-1 73.82 77.55 -3.73 2-3 2-3-1 3-8 0-5 3-3
New York 3-6 4-5 77.89 81.56 -3.67 3-3 1-2 5-4 2-4 3-0

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
ATL 16.09 13.00 1.24
NY 18.56 13.44 1.38
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
ATL 9.82 25.82 35.64
NY 8.44 23.33 31.77
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
ATL 38.57 40.77 -2.2
NY 42.86 44.01 -1.15
Team Records

Atlanta Dream

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 6-5 3-2 3-3 4-6-1 2-3 2-3-1 73.82 77.55 -3.73
Last 10 6-4 3-2 3-2 4-5-1 2-3 2-2-1 73.40 75.20 -1.80
vs EAST 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 74.75 75.75 -1.00
vs WEST 3-4 1-2 2-2 2-4-1 1-2 1-2-1 73.29 78.57 -5.28

New York Liberty

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 3-6 2-4 1-2 4-5 3-3 1-2 77.89 81.56 -3.67
Last 10 3-6 2-4 1-2 4-5 3-3 1-2 77.89 81.56 -3.67
vs EAST 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 81.75 81.00 0.75
vs WEST 1-4 1-3 0-1 2-3 2-2 0-1 74.80 82.00 -7.20

WNBA Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 73.82 12 81.56 6
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 73.50 12 81.33 7
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 36.33 4 32.50 5
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 77.89 11 77.55 2
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 77.83 9 79.83 3
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 31.33 11 36.17 9

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Atlanta 3-7 4-6 4-6 73.50 35.30 35.09 35.30 42/160 9.70
New York 7-3 6-4 4-6 79.30 38.90 41.79 39.60 42/132 8.00

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Aug 11, 2017 NY 83 ATL 77 -2.5 NY 159.5 O NY NY ATL 47 34 42.6 35.7 35 31 4/11 7/15 7 6
Jul 2, 2017 NY 72 ATL 81 4.5 ATL 155.5 U ATL ATL NY 31 47 40.3 41.7 37 39 6/20 4/9 5 9
Jun 7, 2017 ATL 61 NY 76 -4.5 NY 158.5 U NY NY NY 29 47 27.6 43.1 35 48 1/13 4/19 5 5
Jul 13, 2016 ATL 62 NY 86 -5 NY 158 U NY NY ATL 29 39 29.9 44.7 32 50 5/17 4/7 8 9
Jun 22, 2016 NY 90 ATL 79 2.5 NY 162.5 O NY NY NY 36 37 45.5 33.3 42 37 4/11 1/18 7 15
May 24, 2016 ATL 85 NY 79 -7.5 ATL 157 O NY ATL ATL 32 39 30.3 36 54 43 5/20 1/10 13 11
Sep 1, 2015 ATL 75 NY 80 -9 ATL 156.5 U ATL NY NY 37 41 42.9 37.1 32 34 4/18 8/21 9 10
Aug 21, 2015 ATL 67 NY 78 -9.5 NY 155 U NY NY NY 36 37 35.8 46.9 28 38 4/14 5/13 12 6
Jul 12, 2015 NY 76 ATL 84 3 ATL 145.5 O ATL NY ATL 32 44 41.7 47.3 31 30 3/11 6/15 9 7
Jun 21, 2015 NY 73 ATL 64 -4.5 NY 149.5 U NY NY ATL 40 28 41.7 29.7 38 35 3/9 5/21 11 13

WNBA Betting Odds and Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Atlanta Dream

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jun 16, 2018 IND 64-96 L -4 152 L/O 37.31 73.33 3 A
Jun 14, 2018 IND 72-67 W -9 153 L/U 34.33 76.67 3 H
Jun 12, 2018 LOS 64-72 L 8 151.5 P/U 38.46 80.00 2 A
Jun 10, 2018 SEA 67-64 W 7.5 166.5 W/U 40.58 72.73 3 A
Jun 8, 2018 LAV 87-83 W -4.5 162.5 L/O 42.47 85.71 7 A

New York Liberty

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jun 16, 2018 MIN 71-85 L 7 154 L/O 45.90 100.00 8 A
Jun 13, 2018 LAV 63-78 L -10 163.5 L/U 42.42 50.00 4 H
Jun 10, 2018 IND 78-75 W -10 157.5 L/U 45.61 72.22 13 H
Jun 7, 2018 CON 86-88 L 5.5 165.5 W/O 46.38 78.95 7 H
Jun 5, 2018 PHO 74-80 L -3 160 L/U 41.33 60.00

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

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