New York Liberty vs Chicago Sky WNBA Point Spread Picks 7/12/2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
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Wintrust Arena is the venue where Diamond DeShields and the Chicago Sky (7-8, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) will play the New York Liberty (7-8, 4th in the Eastern Conference) on Friday.
The Liberty have been average for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 7-7 ATS. Chicago covers the spread 57.1% of the time, going 8-6 against the spread.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The Liberty have been an inconsistent Over play for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 7-8.
The Liberty cover the spread 57.1% of the time away from home, having gone 4-3 ATS.
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky cover the spread 50.0% of the time at Wintrust Arena, going 3-3 against the spread.
The Sky have been a terrible Over play for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 6-9.
Key New York Liberty Injuries
06/20/19 C Amanda Zahui B Personal is out indefinitely
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
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
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
Kia Nurse comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Tina Charles averages 18.8 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.0 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 38% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Diamond DeShields averages 14.1 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 36% and her free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Stefanie Dolson averages 8.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 78.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.9 per game. The Liberty allow 82.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 18.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 3rd in the league with 78.2 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 36.0 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 20.2. The Sky are 3rd in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Sky surrender 79.9 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.2 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season.
The Liberty are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 103.3, and their offensive rating of 97.4 is ranked 1st. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 80.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 9th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. New York is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 5th in the WNBA.
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 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 10th in the WNBA. The Sky are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 99.9, and their offensive rating of 97.8 is ranked 4th. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 80 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 2nd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% 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?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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