New York Liberty vs Atlanta Dream 9/3/20 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 09/03/2020 at 4:32 PM ET

New York Liberty vs Atlanta Dream 9/3/20 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

The Atlanta Dream and New York Liberty meet up in the battle of two of the worst teams in the WNBA bubble this season. The Dream are fresh off a solid win over the Indiana Fever, winning 102-99 collecting just their 4th win of the season and improving to 4-13 on the season. The Liberty have won just two games this season and have mustered just 63 and 65 points in their last two games dropping to 2-14 on the year.

New York comes in averaging just 73.5 points per game making them the worst scoring offenses in the WNBA this season. The Liberty lost their number one overall pick when Sabrina Ionescu to an ankle injury, their offense has struggled all season without Ionescu. Leading the Liberty is Layshia Clarendon who is averaging 12.2 points per game while also adding a team-high 4 assists per game.

The Dream offense has been the middle of the road unit in the WNBA this season coming in averaging 81.3 points per game to rank 7th in scoring offense. Chennedy Carter missed sometime early on in the year with an ankle injury but appears to be healthy and leads the team in scoring with 17 points per game while shooting an impressive 46.5% from the field. Paired with Carter is Betnijah Laney who leads the team in assists with 4.4 while adding in 16.4 points per game of her own.

Atlanta is allowing 90.2 points per game ranking last in scoring defense while opposing teams are shooting 46.6% from the field which ranks the Dream 9th in defensive shooting percentage. New York is allowing 87.9 points per game on the year to rank 9th in scoring defense and opposings team have shot 45.6% whcih ranks the Liberty 8th in defensive shooting percentage.

The Liberty and Dream are both out of the playoff picture and have struggled to get anything going in the WNBA bubble. Combining for just six wins on the year, these two teams are basically only playing for which team will get the #1 pick next season. The Dream are coming off a win over the Indiana Fever and build off that with another win over a team they actually may be better than. The Liberty offense has been terrible all season long but it’s their defense in this one that does them wrong as the Dream sneak away in a high scoring draft. Final score prediction, Atlanta Dream win and cover ATS 93-80.

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