Chicago Sky at New York Liberty WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/15/2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Westchester County Center
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The Chicago Sky travel to Westchester County Center to take on the New York Liberty on Sunday, July 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has New York as 4.5 point favorites.
The Sky head into this matchup with a mark of 7-13. They are 4th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -7.3 as they average 80.9 points per contest while giving up 88.2 per game. The Liberty have an overall mark of 6-14. They are 5th in the Eastern Conference. They total 77.5 points per contest and give up 83.5, which is a point differential of -6.1.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Chicago Sky are 5-5-1 against the spread
The Chicago Sky are 7-9-1 against the over/under
Important New York Liberty Betting Trends
The New York Liberty are 4-7 against the spread
The New York Liberty are 5-6 against the over/under
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
07/05/18 G Jamierra Faulkner ACL is out for season
Key New York Liberty Injuries
07/11/18 G Marissa Coleman Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Chicago Sky
Diamond DeShields comes into this game averaging 13.6 points per contest while being on the court 27.0 minutes per night so far this year for the Sky. She grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and hands out 1.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Allie Quigley averages 16.4 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.9 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 85%.
Kia Nurse averages 8.3 points per game while playing 20.9 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Tina Charles averages 20.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 80.9 points per game this season, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They average 33.7 rebounds per contest and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 14.2 per game. The Sky allow 88.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 10th in the league with 77.5 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -6.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.2 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Liberty are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Liberty surrender 83.5 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 19.6 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Sky are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.6, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 78.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 8th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Chicago is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 3rd in the league.
New York is 5th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 4th in the league. The Liberty are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.3, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 77 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 9th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York -4.5
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