New York Liberty vs. Atlanta Dream - 7/31/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Atlanta Dream vs. New York Liberty
WNBA Basketball: Friday, July 31st at 7:00 PM ET
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The New York Liberty and Atlanta Dream face off in their third WNBA game on Friday night inside the WNBA bubble at the IMG Academy.
The New York Liberty had low expectations coming into the season and the first couple of games have shown why that’s the case. The first game of the season the Liberty’s offense wasn’t great putting up 71 points and the defense let them down giving up 87 points. In the second game the Liberty’s offense was a little better. In the Liberty’s last game against the Dallas Wings, they struggled against Arike Ogunbowale who scored 20 points, two rebounds, and two assists.
The New York Liberty are led by rookie Sabrina Ionescu who is averaging 22.5 points per game. Ionescu has all the makings of the superstar, but she needs others around her to start stepping up. Ionescu can’t do this all by herself. Layshia Clarendon comes into this game averaging 15.5 points and a big game from her would help.
On the other side of this matchup is the Atlanta Dream who come into this game with a 1-1 record. The Dream started off their season with an impressive showing against the Dallas Wings. The Dream scored 105 points in the first game and that led to a ten point victory. In the second game the Wings offense struggled scoring only 70 points and their defense struggled again though giving up 100 points.
The Atlanta Dream have had five players score at least 13 points per game. The leader of the team for the Dream has been Monique Billings who comes into this game averaging 17.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game. Elizabeth Williams has also found a whole lot of success this season averaging 16.5 points per game.
The Dream might have struggled in the last game, but they are no doubt the better team in this matchup and that is going to happen in this game. Look for the Dream to run up the score and the Liberty won’t keep up. Back the Dream to win this game and cover the spread.