New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/22/2020
Game: New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Jasmine Thomas and the Connecticut Sun (5-8, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) play the New York Liberty (1-11, 6th in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Saturday.
Kia Nurse comes into this contest averaging 11.5 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 25% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Amanda Zahui B. averages 10.2 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.4 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 38% for the year while her free throw percentage is 68%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 11.8 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 1.6 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Brionna Jones averages 11.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 57% and her free throw percentage is 69%.
New York averages 73.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -16.1 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.5 per game. The Liberty allow 89.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 18.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Connecticut is 10th in the league with 79.6 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -2.2. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 33.5 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 18.2. The Sun are 11th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Sun surrender 81.8 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.5 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Liberty are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 89.3 is ranked 3rd. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 82.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 43% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA. New York is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 2nd in the WNBA.
Connecticut is 11th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 4th in the league. The Sun are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.8, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 79 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut
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