The New York Liberty and Atlanta Dream will lock horns in a WNBA showdown at the Barclays Center on coming Thursday.
In their recent matchup on 24th June, New York Liberty emerged victorious, 89-77.
New York Liberty
With an overall record of 8-10 heading into this contest, The Liberty have recently improved their level of competition. The offense scored 89 points in the most recent game against the Atlanta Dream, which helped the team win by a 12-point margin. The Liberty were able to defeat the Connecticut Sun 81-77 two games ago. The Liberty score 77.3 points on average each game, but their defense allows 80.6 points. Their pitching team is rated sixth overall, and their offense is ranked 11th in the league. The best performer has been Sabrina Ionescu, who averages 16.6 points per game while shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 35 percent from beyond the arc.
Atlanta Dream have an 8-11 overall record; however, they are coming off a defeat in their last game. Atlanta Dreams were struggling in their defense and they had to pay the price with an 18-point defeat. Their offense only scored 61 points in the previous game against the Connecticut Sun, which led to the loss. The Dream average 76.9 points per game, but their defense tolerates 79.3 points per match. The best player for Atlanta has been Rhyne Howard, who averages 15.6 points and shoots 37.1 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from the three-point.
Both teams have played 40 head-to-head matches in the WNBA:
New York Liberty: 20
Atlanta Dream: 20
Their previous records clearly portray that both sides are going to offer a challenging time before sealing the victory. If we talk about the last five matches, Atlanta Dream have won three and New York Liberty have won 2 out of them.
Predicted injuries from both teams:
New York Liberty:
The New York Liberty better understands the situation when the game becomes more competitive and they are more likely to get the job done against Dream. The Liberty will not lose a home game against a struggling side. Atlanta Dream will have to play sensibly if they want to return to their winning ways.