Dream vs Liberty Prediction: Atlanta Dream is predicted to win tonight’s game against the New York Liberty as per the latest prediction.
The race for the finish line is expected to go down to the wire, as the sides in the mid-table fight it out for the last few playoff spots.
On Friday evening, a blockbuster clash is on cards when Atlanta Dream takes on New York Liberty in what is a potential knock-out. The records of both the teams are so identical that it all comes down to who flinches first.
The Atlanta Dream carries a significant home advantage with the New York side hoping to pull off an important win, to run clear off their opponents in the table.
Atlanta Dream vs New York Liberty Prediction
|New York Liberty||1.80|
Dream vs Liberty Prediction: Recent form
The Atlanta Dream have improved massively when compared to the previous season but they might still fall short if they fail to hold on, in the remaining games. They have so far won 14 games in 34 appearances with a home record of 8-9 while they have struggled to find success on the road. In the last five outings, they managed to register victories against Fever and Sparks while losing to Lynx, Aces and Wings.
On the other hand, the New York Liberty have left everything on the court so far but they will need to win the remaining games to cement their postseason spot. The one thing that’s favoring the Liberty in this contest, is that they have a better conference record when compared to Dream. They have a balanced record of 5-5 in the last 10 games, but a massive win against the Wings seems to be a confident booster.
Dream vs Liberty Prediction: Head-to-head (Last 3 years)
Matches: 7: Dream: 5 Liberty: 2
Last Meeting: Mystics won against Dream by a 92-81 margin on 1st July 2022.
Dream vs Liberty Prediction: Players to watch
Erica Wheeler was on a roll against the Aces as she amassed 17 points and 3 rebounds in 30 minutes. Cheyenne Parker’s performance will be the decisive factor as she has averaged just 11.9 points besides having a free-throw percentage of 79.2 in 34 appearances.
Aari McDonald who will be the shooting guard has 1.5 steals and 2.1 turnovers besides having a decent three-point conversion of 35.3% in 34 appearances. Rhyne Howard who plays as the forward pitched in with 14 points and 4 assists in her last outing.
Sabrina Ionescu did a splendid job as she started for the side and gave away 13 points, 7 assists and 9 rebounds.
Marine Johannes who is the shooting guard has averaged 10.1 points in every outing in addition to field goal percentage of 45.6.
Natasha Howard pitched in with 9 points and 1 rebound in the last game but her foul numbers are alarming and need some rework.
Stefanie Dolson has 0.8 blocks on average besides a field goal percentage of 49.8% and needs to work on her offense for the side to win the remaining games.
Atlanta Dream vs New York Liberty Prediction: Winner Prediction
It is expected for this match to be a tight one with the outcome being a potential deal-breaker in the lead-up to the postseason. The Dream has got a huge boost as they are playing in their own backyard whereas New York Liberty have the winning momentum going into the clash.
The FiveThirtyEight has also stated that this is going down to the last second with just a speck of chance differentiating the teams.
According to Oddschecker , the Atlanta Dream are behind in the clash with odds of 2.10 while the New York Liberty are clearly in the driver seat with better odds of 1.80 to secure their 4th spot in Eastern Conference.