New York Liberty at Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/11/2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Mohegan Sun Arena
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The New York Liberty travel to Mohegan Sun Arena to take on the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 9 point favorites.
The Liberty have a record of 5-14. They are 5th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -6.5 as they average 77.4 points per game while giving up 83.9 per contest. The Sun have an overall record of 10-9. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They average 86.5 points per game and surrender 82.6, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The New York Liberty are 4-7 against the spread
The New York Liberty are 4-6 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 4-2 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 1-5 against the over/under
Key New York Liberty Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
07/10/18 F Alyssa Thomas Shoulder is doubtful Wednesday vs NY Liberty
07/09/18 G Courtney Williams Personal is "?" Wednesday vs NY Liberty
Kia Nurse comes into this game averaging 8.6 points per contest while being on the court 21.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Liberty. She grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and hands out 1.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 39% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Tina Charles averages 20.1 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.8 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 45% for the year while her free throw percentage is 81%.
Chiney Ogwumike averages 15.3 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jasmine Thomas averages 12.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 77.4 points per game this season, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They average 33.1 rebounds per contest and 19.4 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.2 per game. The Liberty allow 83.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 2nd in the league with 86.5 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 18.9. The Sun are 4th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Sun surrender 82.6 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 17.4 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Liberty are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 2nd. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 76.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 9th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA. New York is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 4th in the WNBA.
Connecticut is 7th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 8th in the league. The Sun are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 104 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 79.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 5th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut -9
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