Date/Time: 08-01-2018 20:00 EDT
Spread: Dallas Wings -2.5
In this battle between two squads sitting on the bottom three places of each conference, the last in the West Dallas Wings (5-15), who are struggling having won only once in their last 9 games, are hosting the third-worse in the East New York Liberty (8-11), who are looking to bounce back after their latest defeat.
Dallas Wings have a 5-15 record (10-10 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the Western Conference. They have lost eight of their last nine matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Las Vegas with a 54-86 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Arike Ogunbowale with 14.2 ppg, while Kayla Thornton follows with 10.8 ppg and 5.9 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersNew York Liberty have an 8-11 record (9-9-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the fourth place of the Eastern Conference. They have lost four of their last five matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Connecticut with a 63-70 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tina Charles with 17.2 ppg, adding a team high 7.6 boards per game. She is followed by Kia Nurse with 15.4 ppg.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Liberty won at home with a 69-68 score. Wings are 5-5 at home so far season, while the Liberty are 4-6 on the road. Liberty are better offensively, scoring 77.4 ppg to Wings’ league-low of 69, while Wings are better defensively, allowing 75.5 ppg to Liberty’s 82.5. Liberty have a better field goal percentage (40.7% to 37.6%), while Wings have a better 3-point percentage (32.7% to 29.7%). Liberty are better in dimes made (18.5 to 15.7), while Wings are better in boards grabbed (36.6 to 35.2) and both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (15 to 15.3). Bookmakers give the Wings a -4.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for a home win tonight.
New York Liberty vs Dallas Wings Prediction: Dallas Wings -2.5 (-107)