Chicago Sky vs New York Liberty Prediction, 8/23/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs New York Liberty
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-6.5)
Barclays Center is the venue where and the New York Liberty (16-20) will play the Chicago Sky (26-10) on Tuesday. New York opens this contest as 6.5 point dogs. The over/under is set at 167.5.
The Chicago Sky took the court against the New York Liberty and walked away with a win by a score of 100-62 in their last contest. Chicago wrapped up the game having earned a 51.3% field goal percentage (40 out of 78) and knocked down 6 of their 22 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Sky made 14 of 14 attempts for a rate of 100.0%. In reference to rebounding, they collected 45 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 28 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 19 turnovers and having 14 steals. In reference to the defense, Chicago allowed the other team to go 33.3% from the field on 20 of 60 shooting. New York earned 3 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Additionally, New York snagged 28 rebounds (3 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 2 rejections. New York finished the game shooting 90.5% when shooting free throws by burying 19 of 21 shots. They knocked down 3 out of their 20 attempts from long range.
Courtney Vandersloot is one player who was a major contributor for the game. She scored 16 points on 7 out of 10 shooting. She played for 24 mins played and snagged 9 rebounds. Vandersloot finished the game at 70.0% from the field and totaled 4 assists.
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Chicago enters this matchup with a record of 26-10 for the year. The Sky are shooting 34.5% on shots from beyond the arc (260 of 754) and 82.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 86.3 points per game (2nd in the WNBA) while going 48.1% from the field. They turn it over 13.8 times per game and as a team are committing 16.2 fouls per game. As a unit, Chicago is pulling in 34.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 874 assists for the year, which is 1st in the league in terms of passing. On defense, the Sky are able to force 13.1 turnovers per game while drawing 16.5 personal fouls. They are surrendering 34.0% on shots from distance while they are 4th in the WNBA in opponents points per game (81.3). The Sky defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.8% (472 of 595) and they concede 33.2 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 8th in the WNBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 751 conceded this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the New York Liberty took a loss by a score of 100-62 against the Chicago Sky. The Liberty were able to snag 25 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards for a total of 28 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 19 times, while recording 7 steals for the game. The Sky had 18 fouls for the matchup which took the Liberty to the free throw line for 21 shots. They were able to make 19 of the free throws for a rate of 90.5%. In reference to three-point attempts, New York made 3 out of their 20 attempts (15.0%). Overall, the Liberty finished 20 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a rate of 33.3%. The Liberty allowed the Sky to convert 40 of their 78 attempts from the floor which had them at 51.3% for the game. They shot 27.3% from beyond the arc by going 6 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 14 at the free throw line (100.0%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, New York allowed Chicago to collect 45 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Han Xu ended up being a major contributor for the Liberty in this contest. She buried 3 of 7 for this game giving her a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and totaled 5 rebounds. Xu totaled 10 points in her 18 mins on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
New York has a mark of 16-20 for the year. The Liberty commit 18.2 fouls per game and they go 82.3% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 20.7 times per game (5th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per game. New York has totaled 2,866 points so far this year (79.6 per contest) and they collect 34.3 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Liberty are shooting 43.1% from the field, which ranks 9th in the WNBA. The Liberty on the defensive side of the court are 6th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 82.0. They are able to force 11.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.8% from the floor (1st in the league). The New York defense allows 33.6% on 3-pointers (256 of 761) and their opponents are knocking down 82.2% of their free throw shots. They concede 18.2 assists and 35.7 boards on a nightly basis, which is 1st and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-6.5)
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