New York Liberty at Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/1/2018
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Mohegan Sun Arena
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Mohegan Sun Arena is the site of the matchup between the New York Liberty and the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 6.5 point favorites.
The Liberty have a record of 7-18. They are 5th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -6.0 as they average 78.8 points per game while giving up 84.8 per contest. The Sun have a record of 14-12. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 4.7 as they average 85.7 points per game while giving up 81.0 per contest.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The New York Liberty are 10-15 against the spread
The New York Liberty are 14-11 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 11-15 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 10-15-1 against the over/under
Key New York Liberty Injuries
07/26/18 G Shavonte Zellous Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Connecticut Sun
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tina Charles comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 46% while her free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Bria Hartley averages 8.7 points per game in 23.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.7 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 71%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 12.1 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Chiney Ogwumike averages 14.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 1.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 61% and her free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 78.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 32.8 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.6 per game. The Liberty allow 84.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 3rd in the league with 85.7 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 19.3. The Sun are 5th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Sun surrender 81.0 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.3 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Liberty are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.6, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 77.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. New York is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 4th in the league.
Connecticut is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 7th in the WNBA. The Sun are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 102.8, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 8th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 78.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 4th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut -6.5
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