Connecticut Sun vs New York Liberty WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/4/2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Westchester County Center
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Tina Charles and the New York Liberty (8-12, 4th in the Eastern Conference) play the Connecticut Sun (15-6, 1st in the Eastern Conference) at Westchester County Center on Sunday, August 4, 2019.
The Sun have been a terrible bet for basketball wagerers, having gone 9-12 ATS. New York is covering 47.4% of the time, going 9-10 against the spread.
Valuable Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Sun have been a strong Under option for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 8-13.
Connecticut is covering 22.2% of the time away from home, having gone 2-7 ATS.
Important New York Liberty Betting Trends
New York is covering 45.5% of the time at Westchester County Center, going 5-6 against the spread.
The Liberty have been a solid Under option for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 9-10.
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
06/26/19 G Layshia Clarendon Ankle is out 3-4 months
Key New York Liberty Injuries
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out for season
Jasmine Thomas comes into this game averaging 12.0 points per contest while being on the court 29.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Sun. She grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and hands out 5.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Jonquel Jones averages 15.9 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.4 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 46% for the year while her free throw percentage is 77%.
Tina Charles averages 16.7 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 36% and her free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Kia Nurse averages 15.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 78.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They average 37.5 rebounds per contest and 19.0 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.2 per game. The Sun allow 74.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 6th in the league with 76.7 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -6.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 18.3. The Liberty are 3rd in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Liberty surrender 82.7 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 11th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Sun are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 95.9, and their offensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 11th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 77.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 7th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA. Connecticut is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 5th in the WNBA.
New York is 3rd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 2nd in the league. The Liberty are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 96, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 79.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 10th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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