Date/Time: 08-16-2018 20:00 EDT
Spread: Dallas Wings -3.5
Two squads sitting on the bottom two places of their respective conference are clashing today, when the team with the worse record currently in the West Dallas Wings (8-17), looking to extend their current small winning streak, are hosting the second-worse in the East New York Liberty (8-11), who on the other hand are struggling having won only once in their last ten games.
Dallas Wings have an 8-17 record (13-12 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the Western Conference. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against Los Angeles with an 84-78 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Arike Ogunbowale with 16.1 ppg, while Kayla Thornton follows with 10.8 ppg and 5.5 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersNew York Liberty have an 8-16 record (9-14-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the Eastern Conference. They have lost 9 of their last 10 matches and in their last game they lost at home against Minnesota with a 73-89 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tina Charles with 17 ppg, adding a team high 7.5 boards per game. She is followed by Kia Nurse with 14 ppg.
In their two previous meetings earlier this season each team won once at home (Wings won by 23 points and Liberty by one). Wings are 7-6 at home so far season, while the Liberty are 4-8 on the road. Liberty are better offensively, scoring 77 ppg to Wings’ league-low of 70.3, while Wings are better defensively, allowing a second-best of 74.9 ppg to Liberty’s league-low of 84.2. Liberty have better percentages both in field goals (41.3% to 38.6%) and in 3-pointers (32.5% to 31.8%). They are also better in dimes made (18.9 to 15.6), while Wings are better in boards grabbed (35.5 to 34.5) and both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (15.4 to 16). Bookmakers give the Wings a -3.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home win against a struggling Liberty team.
New York Liberty vs Dallas Wings Prediction: Dallas Wings -3.5 (-111)