New York Liberty at Atlanta Dream 8/12/22 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/12/2022 at 9:39 AM ET

New York Liberty at Atlanta Dream 8/12/22 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

The New York Liberty look for their second consecutive victory when visiting the Atlanta Dream on Friday. New York is 14-20 following its 91-73 victory over the Dallas Wings on Wednesday. Sabrina Ionescu scored 13 points, grabbed nine rebounds and handed out seven assists to help lead New York to the win. The Liberty are ninth in the WNBA playoff chase, one place behind the eighth and final qualifying spot.

Sabrina Ionescu is leading New York in scoring and assists with averages of 17.8 points and 6.3 assists per game, while Natasha Howard is the second leading scorer and the leading rebounder with averages of 15.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. New York has four players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 79.4 points per game.

Atlanta looks to snap a two-game losing streak when hosting New York on Friday. Atlanta is 14-20 following its 97-90 loss to the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday. Rhyne Howard and Aari McDonald were the leading scorers for Atlanta in the loss with 16 points each. Atlanta is currently in the eighth and final spot of the playoff chase but would fall to ninth with the loss on Friday to New York.

Tiffany Hayes is leading Atlanta in scoring with an average of 16.2 points per game while Cheyenne Parker is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.2 rebounds per game and Erica Wheeler is the leader in assists with an average 4.0  assists per game. Rhyne Howard is the second leading scorer with an average of 16.1 points per game and one of six players for Atlanta averaging double-figures in scoring. Atlanta scores an average of 78.6 points per game.

While the OVER is a solid choice in this matchup the play here is New York. Atlanta has failed to cover the number in seven of its last eight overall. Sabrina Ionescu and Natasha Howard are an excellent outside/inside duo for the Liberty and will be too much for the Atlanta defense to contain. Final Score Prediction, New York Liberty wins and covers ATS 90-81.

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