Chicago Sky vs New York Liberty Prediction, 6/24/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs New York Liberty
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center is the venue where and the New York Liberty (7-7) will play the Chicago Sky (8-7) on Thursday.
The Chicago Sky faced the New York Liberty and earned the victory with a final of 92-72 in their last contest. Chicago finished the contest having earned a 45.0% field goal percentage (36 of 80) and buried 7 of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Sky converted 13 of their 13 attempts for a rate of 100.0%. In terms of getting rebounds, they earned 42 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 26 dimes in this matchup while creating 16 turnovers and having 8 steals. In reference to defense, Chicago let their opponent shoot 42.6% from the field on 29 of 68 shooting. New York recorded 3 assists and had 3 steals in this contest. Additionally, New York grabbed 32 rebounds (3 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 9 blocked shots. New York finished the game shooting 72.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 11 shots. They buried 6 out of their 28 attempts from distance.
Kahleah Copper is a player who had an impact for the contest. She finished with 10 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. She was on the court for 28:08 mins played and also totaled 6 boards. Copper finished the game at 45.5% from the floor but finished the game without a dime. One more player that came through in this matchup for the Sky was Diamond DeShields. She grabbed 5 rebounds in 26:26 minutes played on the night. She shot 50.0% from the floor for this contest by going 4-of-8 (11 points). When the game finished, DeShields had no assists.
Chicago heads into this one with a mark of 8-7 for the year. They cough up possession 15.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Chicago is pulling in 36.9 rebounds per contest and has totaled 305 dimes on the season, which is 2nd in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Sky are connecting on 33.7% on 3-point shots (99 of 294) and 87.1% from the free throw line. They average 81.8 points per game (6th in the league) on 41.8% from the field. On defense, the Sky are forcing 16.7 turnovers per game and they draw 19.4 fouls. The Sky defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.0% (250 of 291) and they relinquish 34.9 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 7th in the WNBA in giving up assists with 257 conceded on the season. They are giving up 33.7% from beyond the arc and they are 2nd in the WNBA in PPG from their opponents (78.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the New York Liberty went home defeated by a final of 92-72 when they faced the Chicago Sky. The Liberty were able to corral 29 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in this contest. They turned the ball over 16 times, while getting 3 steals for this contest. The Sky committed 15 personal fouls for this game which took the Liberty to the charity stripe for 11 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw tries for a rate of 72.7%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, New York buried 6 of 28 attempts (21.4%). Overall, the Liberty went 29 for 68 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.6%. The Liberty permitted the Sky to convert 36 of 80 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.0% in the game. They finished shooting 29.2% from 3-point land by going 7 of 24 and finished the contest at 13 of 13 from the charity stripe (100.0%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, New York allowed Chicago to pull down 42 in total (7 offensive).
Kylee Shook was important for the Liberty in this matchup. She made 3 of 4 for the game for a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and had 3 rebounds. Shook tallied 8 points in her 25:26 mins on the court and accumulated 2 dimes for the game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for New York was Betnijah Laney. She accumulated 5 dimes in her 25:00 mins on the hardwood, and she put in 7 of 12 from the field. Laney ended the game having shot 58.3% from the floor and also collecting 18 points and 5 total rebounds.
New York has a win-loss record of 7-7 for the year. New York has totaled 1,122 pts this season (80.1 per game) and they collect 33.5 rebounds per game. The Liberty are committing 18.2 fouls per contest and they go 80.0% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Liberty are shooting 42.6% from the floor, which is 6th in the league. They are dishing out assists 20.3 times per game (4th in the WNBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.7 times per game. The Liberty are ranked 10th in the WNBA in PPG surrendered with 86.7. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.3% from the floor (8th in the league). The New York defense gives up 31.0% on 3-pointers (89 of 287) and their opposition knocks down 80.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 19.9 assists and 39.4 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 10th and 11th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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