New York Liberty vs Chicago Sky Expert WNBA Picks 8/7/2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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Tina Charles and the New York Liberty (8-13, 4th in the Eastern Conference) travel to Wintrust Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Chicago Sky (12-9, 3rd in the Eastern Conference).
The Liberty have been a bad pick for bettors, having gone 9-11 ATS. Chicago is covering 65.0% of the time, going 13-7 against the spread.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The Liberty have been a good Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 10-10.
New York is covering 45.5% of the time as the road team, having gone 5-6 ATS.
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
Chicago is covering 66.7% of the time at Wintrust Arena, going 6-3 against the spread.
The Sky have been a good Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 10-10.
Key New York Liberty Injuries
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out for season
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
06/11/19 G Jamierra Faulkner Knee is out indefinitely
06/11/19 FW Katie Lou Samuelson Hand is out indefinitely
Tina Charles comes into this game averaging 16.9 points per contest while being on the court 31.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Liberty. She grabs 7.6 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 36% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Kia Nurse averages 15.1 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.0 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 40% for the year while her free throw percentage is 90%.
Allie Quigley averages 13.4 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 50% and her free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Diamond DeShields averages 14.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 76.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They average 34.7 rebounds per contest and 18.4 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 14.9 per game. The Liberty allow 83.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 2nd in the league with 80.8 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.7. The Sky are 4th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Sky surrender 80.0 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season.
The Liberty are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 96.1, and their defensive rating of 104 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 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. New York is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the league.
Chicago is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 11th in the WNBA. The Sky are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 99.2, and their offensive rating of 100.1 is ranked 7th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 80.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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