Connecticut Sun vs New York Liberty Prediction, 7/11/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs New York Liberty
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Connecticut Sun (12-6) are headed to Barclays Center on Sunday where they'll meet the New York Liberty (10-9).
The Connecticut Sun faced off with the Indiana Fever and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-67 in their last game. Connecticut finished the game with a 35.8% FG percentage (24 out of 67) and made 4 of their 17 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Sun buried 15 of 20 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected 37 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 dimes for this game while forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In relation to the defense, Connecticut allowed their opponent to shoot 39.7% from the floor on 25 out of 63 shooting. Indiana dished out 9 assists and had 4 steals in this game. On top of that, Indiana pulled down 39 boards (9 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Indiana finished shooting 70.4% from the free throw line by converting 19 of their 27 shots. They also made 4 of 17 attempts from downtown.
Brionna Jones is a player who played a role for the game. She recorded 13 points on 6 of 11 shooting. She played 36:08 mins and collected 8 boards. Jones went 54.5% from the field and totaled 2 assists. An additional player that played a role in the matchup for the Sun was Jonquel Jones. She totaled 9 rebounds in her 33:05 min on the court. She went 29.4% from the field for the contest by going 5-of-17 (16 points). Overall, Jones tallied 2 assists.
Connecticut enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 12-6 for the season. They currently have an average of 79.6 pts per game (10th in basketball) while connecting on 43.7% from the field. The Sun are hitting 35.8% on 3-pointers (129 of 360) and 80.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Connecticut is pulling in 36.9 boards per contest and has tallied 323 dimes this season, which has them ranked 8th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.2 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Sun are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.9 personal fouls. They give up 32.0% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 1st in the league in opponents points per game (74.3). The Sun defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.3% (480 of 1,161) and they concede 29.2 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 3rd in the WNBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 321 conceded for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the New York Liberty took home the win by a final score of 99-96 when they played the Dallas Wings. The Liberty collected 23 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for the contest. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while earning 8 steals for this contest. The Wings committed 16 fouls in the game which took the Liberty to the charity stripe for 8 attempts. They were able to convert 4 of those for a rate of 50.0%. When talking about shooting from distance, New York converted 15 of 31 tries (48.4%). When all was said and done, the Liberty went 40 for 71 from the field which gave them a percentage of 56.3%. The Liberty permitted the Wings to convert 38 out of their 76 attempts from the field which had them at 50.0% for this contest. They finished 43.8% from three-point range by shooting 7 of 16 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 15 at the free throw line (86.7%). When it comes to rebounds, New York permitted Dallas to grab 31 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Sami Whitcomb ended up having an impact for the Liberty for this contest. She converted 10 of 16 in this contest giving her a rate of 62.5%, and had 7 rebounds. Whitcomb totaled 26 points in her 35:46 mins on the court and accounted for 4 dimes in the matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for New York was Betnijah Laney. She ended up walking away with 7 dimes in her 33:33 mins on the court, and she put in 8 out of 15 from the field. Laney finished going 53.3% from the floor while also notching 18 points and 1 rebound.
New York has a mark of 10-9 this season. New York has tallied 1,541 points on the year (81.1 per contest) and they pull in 34.0 rebounds per game. The Liberty have committed 17.9 fouls per game and they shoot 79.9% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Liberty are hitting on 43.6% from the floor, which is ranked 5th in the league. They are assisting teammates 19.8 times per contest (5th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.5 times per game. The Liberty on the defensive side of the court are 10th in the WNBA in PPG surrendered with 85.8. The New York defense surrenders 31.8% on 3-pointers (121 of 381) and opponents are converting on 80.2% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 19.9 dimes and 37.4 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 9th and 11th in basketball. They are able to force 12.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.4% from the field (8th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Connecticut
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