Chicago Sky vs New York Liberty WNBA Picks 6/19/2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Westchester County Center
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Diamond DeShields and the Chicago Sky (4-2, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) go to Westchester County Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the New York Liberty (3-5, 5th in the Eastern Conference).
The Sky have been a great play for wagerers, having gone 4-2 ATS. New York covers the spread 57.1% of the time, going 4-3 against the spread.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky have been a strong Under option for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 1-5.
Chicago covers the spread 33.3% of the time on the road, having gone 1-2 ATS.
Important New York Liberty Betting Trends
New York covers the spread 33.3% of the time at Westchester County Center, going 1-2 against the spread.
The Liberty have been a pretty good Under option for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 4-4.
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Key Chicago Sky Injuries
06/18/19 G Chloe Jackson Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs NY Liberty
06/11/19 C Astou Ndour Personal is out indefinitely
06/11/19 G Jamierra Faulkner Knee is out indefinitely
06/11/19 FW Katie Lou Samuelson Hand is out indefinitely
Key New York Liberty Injuries
06/12/19 G Bria Hartley Personal is out indefinitely
06/12/19 G Rebecca Allen Hand is out indefinitely
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out indefinitely
Diamond DeShields comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Sky. She pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 42% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Stefanie Dolson averages 10.0 points per game in 23.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 60% for the year while her free throw percentage is 100%.
Kia Nurse averages 15.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Tina Charles averages 17.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 78.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.8 per game. The Sky allow 80.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 18.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 5th in the league with 80.1 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -5.4. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.8. The Liberty are 5th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Liberty surrender 85.5 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 37.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Sky are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98, and their defensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 79.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 2nd. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Chicago is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 9th in the league.
New York is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 4th in the WNBA. The Liberty are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 98.2 is ranked 1st. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 81.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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