New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 6/5/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena is the site where and the Connecticut Sun (7-2) will take on the New York Liberty (5-3) on Saturday.
The New York Liberty stepped onto the hardwood against the Las Vegas Aces and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 94-82 in their last contest. New York ended the contest having earned a 40.7% FG percentage (33 of 81) and converted 9 of 30 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Liberty converted 7 of 9 attempts for a rate of 77.8%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled 38 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 25 assists in this game as well as forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Pertaining to defending, New York allowed the other team to go 45.7% from the floor on 32 of 70 shooting. Las Vegas recorded 7 assists and had 4 steals in the matchup. In addition, Las Vegas snagged 38 rebounds (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Las Vegas walked away from this one shooting 89.7% from the charity stripe by burying 26 of 29 shots. They made 4 out of their 11 attempts from downtown.
Betnijah Laney is one player who was a contributor for the game. She accounted for 23 points on 9 out of 21 shooting. She played for 36:28 minutes and grabbed 5 boards. Laney finished the game at 42.9% from the floor and dished out 3 dimes. One more player that came through in this matchup for the Liberty was Sabrina Ionescu. She grabbed 9 rebounds in 32:26 minutes on the basketball court. She ended up going 15.4% from the field for the matchup by shooting 2-of-13 (5 points). When all was said and done, Ionescu had accumulated 9 assists.
New York will play this game with a mark of 5-3 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 16.9 times per contest and as a squad they commit 17.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, New York is pulling in 35.1 boards per game and is sitting with 171 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 3rd in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Liberty are shooting 41.4% from downtown (92 of 222) and 82.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 83.9 points per outing (5th in the league) while connecting on 43.8% from the field. When they are on defense, the Liberty are forcing 13.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 fouls. They give up 30.4% on 3-point shots while they are 10th in basketball in points per game allowed (84.8). The Liberty defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 41.7% (106 of 148) and they relinquish 39.4 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 9th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 149 relinquished on the season.
For their last game, the Connecticut Sun got the victory with a final of 74-67 when they played the Las Vegas Aces. The Sun corralled 26 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for this contest. They gave up possession 14 times, while getting 8 steals in the game. The Aces had 17 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Sun to the charity stripe for 23 tries. They were able to knock down 22 of those for a percentage of 95.7%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Connecticut converted 4 out of 17 attempts (23.5%). When all was said and done, the Sun went 24 for 60 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0%. The Sun permitted the Aces to convert 28 of their 64 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.8% for the contest. They went 0.0% from three-point range by shooting 0 of 5 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 12 from the free throw line (91.7%). In regard to attacking the glass, Connecticut allowed Las Vegas to collect 29 in total (3 on the offensive glass).
Jasmine Thomas ended up being a factor for the Sun in this game. She buried 3 of 13 for this game for a field goal percentage of 23.1%, and had 4 rebounds. Thomas earned 11 points in her 35:47 minutes of playing time and totaled 6 assists for the matchup. An additional player who was a determining factor for Connecticut was Brionna Jones. She accumulated 2 assists in 35:46 mins on the hardwood, and she shot 5 out of 13 from the floor. Jones finished going 38.5% from the floor while earning 14 points and 8 rebounds.
Connecticut has a record of 7-2 for the season. Connecticut has earned 729 pts so far this season (81.0 per game) and they snag 37.4 boards per contest. The Sun are committing 19.9 fouls per game while shooting 77.7% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Sun are connecting on 43.7% from the floor, which is 5th in the league. They are earning an assist 18.4 times per game (7th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per contest. The Sun on defense are ranked 1st in the WNBA in points given up per game with 73.4. They have forced 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 39.8% from the floor (2nd in the league). The Connecticut defense allows 31.3% on 3-point attempts (57 of 182) and their opponents are connecting on 83.1% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 17.3 dimes and 30.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 2nd and 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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