New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks Against the Spread 7/24/2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Mohegan Sun Arena
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Mohegan Sun Arena is the venue where Jasmine Thomas and the Connecticut Sun (12-6, 1st in the Eastern Conference) will take on the New York Liberty (8-10, 4th in the Eastern Conference) on Wednesday.
The Liberty have been hot and cold for wagerers, having gone 8-9 ATS. Connecticut is covering 50.0% of the time, going 9-9 against the spread.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The Liberty have been a solid Under option for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 9-9.
The Liberty are covering the spread 44.4% of the time on the road, having gone 4-5 ATS.
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Sun are covering the spread 22.2% of the time at Mohegan Sun Arena, going 2-7 against the spread.
The Sun have been a strong Under option for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 7-11.
Key New York Liberty Injuries
07/22/19 G Asia Durr Groin is questionable Wednesday vs Connecticut Sun
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out for season
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
06/26/19 G Layshia Clarendon Ankle is out 3-4 months
Tina Charles comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 36% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Kia Nurse averages 16.2 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 42% for the year while her free throw percentage is 89%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 11.4 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Jonquel Jones averages 15.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 78.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 14.3 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 12th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 19.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 4th in the league with 78.7 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 18.4. The Sun are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Sun surrender 74.9 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 18.7 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Liberty are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 97.7, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 80 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 10th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. New York is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 1st in the league.
Connecticut is 9th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 5th in the league. The Sun are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.6, and their defensive rating of 96.7 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 77.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 6th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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