Chicago Sky vs New York Liberty Prediction, 6/22/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs New York Liberty
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: Amazon Prime
The Chicago Sky (7-7) go to Barclays Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the New York Liberty (7-6).
The Chicago Sky played the Connecticut Sun and earned the victory with a final of 91-81 in their last contest. Chicago finished the game with a 50.0% FG percentage (32 of 64) and knocked down 7 of their 18 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Sky made 20 of 21 shots for a percentage of 95.2%. When talking about rebounding, they earned a total of 29 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 24 assists in this game as well as forcing 18 turnovers and having 9 steals. When it comes to defending, Chicago allowed 46.0% from the field on 29 of 63 shooting. Connecticut doled out 8 assists and had 6 steals in this game. In addition, Connecticut totaled 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Connecticut finished the contest at 85.0% from the charity stripe by making 17 of their 20 attempts. They converted 6 of 18 attempts from long range.
Courtney Vandersloot is one player who played a role for the contest. She had 18 points on 6 of 10 shooting. She saw the court for 35:37 minutes played and collected 5 boards. Vandersloot shot 60.0% from the floor and also recorded 11 assists. Another player that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Sky was Kahleah Copper. She grabbed 9 rebounds in 31:09 min played. She finished 33.3% from the field for this game by hitting 3-of-9 (8 points). When all was said and done, Copper accounted for 2 assists.
Chicago steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 7-7 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 15.6 times per game and as a team they commit 20.7 fouls per contest. As a unit, Chicago is pulling down 36.5 boards per game and is sitting with 279 assists this season, which is 2nd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Sky are connecting on 34.1% from downtown (92 of 270) and 86.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 81.1 points per contest (7th in the league) while hitting 41.5% from the field. When they are on defense, the Sky have forced 16.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.9 fouls. They rank 5th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 238 surrendered for the campaign. The Sky defense is allowing a FG percentage of 41.9% (234 of 279) and they surrender 35.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 35.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 3rd in the WNBA in opponents points per game (78.8).
In their last game, the New York Liberty walked away with a victory by a final of 76-73 when they played the Los Angeles Sparks. The Liberty pulled down 27 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 38 for this contest. They gave up possession 29 times, while recording 9 steals for this contest. The Sparks had 19 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Liberty to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to convert 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 90.0%. When discussing 3-pointers, New York buried 10 out of their 31 tries (32.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Liberty finished shooting 24 out of 57 from the floor which had them shooting 42.1%. The Liberty allowed the Sparks to make 31 of 68 attempts from the field which had them at 45.6% in this game. They finished 25.0% from three-point range by shooting 6 of 24 and ended up shooting 5 of 10 at the free throw line (50.0%). With respect to attacking the glass, New York allowed Los Angeles to get 27 in total (8 offensive).
Rebecca Allen was important for the Liberty for this contest. She made 5 of 15 in this game for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Allen had 19 points in her 37:45 minutes on the court and totaled 3 dimes for this contest. Another player that was pivotal for New York was Sami Whitcomb. She left the arena with 3 assists in 37:19 minutes on the court, and she knocked down 5 out of 8 from the floor. Whitcomb wrapped this one up going 62.5% from the field and also collecting 17 points and 9 rebounds.
New York has a win-loss mark of 7-6 on the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Liberty are hitting on 42.6% from the field, which ranks them 6th in the league. New York has scored 1,050 pts this year (80.8 per contest) and they grab 33.6 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 20.4 times per contest (3rd in the WNBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.8 times per game. The Liberty are responsible for committing 18.7 fouls per game and they go 80.4% from the free throw line. The Liberty are ranked 10th in the WNBA in points per game surrendered with 86.3. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.1% from the floor (8th in the league). The New York defense gives up 31.2% on three-point shots (82 of 263) and their opposition knocks down 79.7% of their foul shots. They have conceded 19.5 dimes and 39.2 boards per game, which is ranked 8th and 11th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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