New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 9/15/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
TV: CBS Sports Network
Mohegan Sun Arena is the venue where and the Connecticut Sun (24-6) will take on the New York Liberty (11-19) on Wednesday.
The New York Liberty faced the Dallas Wings and went home with a loss by a final score of 77-76 in their last game. New York ended with a 44.8% FG percentage (30 out of 67) and converted 7 out of their 24 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Liberty converted 9 of 11 shots for a percentage of 81.8%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 39 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 22 assists for this game while creating 6 turnovers and getting 2 steals. With respect to defense, New York allowed the other team to go 36.1% from the field on 26 out of 72 shooting. Dallas recorded 10 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Dallas collected 37 boards (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Dallas finished 78.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of 19 shots. They converted 10 out of their 27 shots from long range.
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Sabrina Ionescu is a player who played a role for this contest. She accumulated 18 points on 7 out of 17 shooting. She played for 36:16 minutes and also totaled 8 rebounds. Ionescu finished the game at 41.2% from the field and also distributed 6 assists. An additional player that played a role in this matchup for the Liberty was Betnijah Laney. She collected 4 rebounds in 34:16 min played on the night. She ended up shooting 53.8% from the floor for this game by going 7-of-13 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Laney totaled 6 assists.
New York comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 11-19 this season. They are turning it over 15.9 times per contest and as a squad they commit 17.9 fouls per contest. As a team, New York is pulling in 33.7 rebounds per game and has accounted for 573 dimes so far this season, which is 6th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Liberty are hitting 36.2% on 3-pointers (304 of 840) and 81.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 78.4 points per contest (10th in basketball) while shooting 42.5% from the floor. On defense, the Liberty are forcing 12.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.0 fouls. They give up 32.9% on 3-point attempts while they are 12th in the WNBA in PPG allowed (85.3). The Liberty defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.7% (359 of 511) and they surrender 36.8 boards per contest as a group. They currently rank 9th in the WNBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 587 relinquished on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Connecticut Sun took home the win by a final score of 76-67 when they played the Phoenix Mercury. The Sun were able to corral 22 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 31 for the contest. They also gave up possession 9 times, while getting 2 steals in this contest. The Mercury had 21 personal fouls for this game which got the Sun to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They were able to knock down 18 of them for a percentage of 94.7%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Connecticut made 10 out of their 23 attempts (43.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Sun shot 24 for 64 from the field which had them shooting 37.5%. The Sun permitted the Mercury to convert 27 of 56 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.2% in this contest. They shot 29.4% from downtown by shooting 5 of 17 and finished the game at 8 of 9 from the free throw line (88.9%). In regard to rebounding, Connecticut allowed Phoenix to get 31 in all (4 offensive).
DeWanna Bonner ended up having an impact for the Sun in this matchup. She converted 3 of 12 for this contest for a rate of 25.0%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Bonner accumulated 16 points in her 37:29 minutes on the court and earned 2 assists for the game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Connecticut was Jonquel Jones. She ended up finishing with 2 dimes in 36:35 minutes played, and she shot 5 out of 18 from the floor. Jones walked away from this one going 27.8% from the field in addition to collecting 12 points and 16 total rebounds.
Connecticut has a win-loss mark of 24-6 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Sun are connecting on 44.4% from the field, which is 5th in basketball. Connecticut has tallied 2,369 points for the year (79.0 per contest) and they average 36.1 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 17.9 times per game (8th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.8 times per game. The Sun are responsible for committing 17.8 fouls per game and they go 81.3% from the free throw line. The Sun defensively are ranked 1st in the WNBA in points allowed per game with 70.1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.0% from the floor (1st in basketball). The Connecticut defense gives up 31.8% on shots from beyond the arc (192 of 603) and opponents are knocking down 82.5% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 17.0 dimes and 27.4 total boards per game, which is ranked 3rd and 1st in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Connecticut
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