Connecticut Sun vs New York Liberty Prediction, 5/17/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs New York Liberty
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: YES App
Barclays Center is the site where and the New York Liberty (1-3) will take on the Connecticut Sun (1-1) on Tuesday.
The Connecticut Sun played the Los Angeles Sparks and earned the victory with a final of 77-60 in their last contest. Connecticut finished the contest with a 40.0% FG percentage (28 out of 70) and knocked down 5 out of their 20 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Sun buried 16 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 76.2%. In relation to pulling down boards, they earned 45 with 19 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 17 assists for the contest as well as forcing 19 turnovers and getting 14 steals. In relation to defense, Connecticut allowed their opponent to shoot 35.2% from the field on 19 out of 54 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 11 dimes and had 11 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Los Angeles collected 21 boards (8 offensive, 13 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Los Angeles ended up shooting 86.4% at the free throw line by converting 19 of 22 shots. They made 3 of 12 attempts from three-point range.
Alyssa Thomas is someone who was a contributor for this contest. She notched 23 points on 10 of 17 shooting. She played 36 mins played and grabbed 11 rebounds. Thomas ended up going 58.8% from the floor and dished out 5 assists.
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Connecticut will take the court with a mark of 1-1 on the year. The Sun are shooting 24.3% on shots from downtown (9 of 37) and 75.5% from the free throw line. They average 78.0 pts per contest (9th in the WNBA) while going 41.0% from the floor. They turn it over 17.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 21.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Connecticut is pulling down 39.5 rebounds per game and has totaled 33 assists for the year, which has them ranked 12th in basketball in terms of passing. On defense, the Sun are able to force 17.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 24.0 fouls. They are relinquishing 35.1% on shots from distance while they are 1st in the league in PPG allowed (70.5). The Sun defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 41.6% (47 of 113) and they surrender 24.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are 1st in the WNBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 28 conceded for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the New York Liberty walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-71 against the Dallas Wings. The Liberty corralled 24 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 28 for this contest. They coughed up the ball 17 times, while recording 7 steals in this game. The Wings earned 19 fouls in the matchup which took the Liberty to the charity stripe for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to knock down 6 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 54.5%. In regard to 3-point attempts, New York made 7 of 22 attempts (31.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Liberty ended up shooting 29 for 60 from the field which had them shooting 48.3%. The Liberty permitted the Wings to make 28 of their 63 tries from the floor which had them at 44.4% for this game. They shot 45.0% from three-point range by connecting on 9 out of 20 and ended up going 16 of 20 at the charity stripe (80.0%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, New York permitted Dallas to snag 33 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Sabrina Ionescu was important for the Liberty for the contest. She converted 6 of 16 for this contest for a field goal rate of 37.5%, and had 7 rebounds. Ionescu scored 17 points in her 34 mins of playing time and had 6 assists in this contest.
New York has a win-loss record of 1-3 so far this year. New York has scored 288 points so far this year (72.0 per contest) and they grab 29.8 rebounds per game. The Liberty commit 20.3 fouls per game while shooting 75.8% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Liberty are connecting on 40.9% from the floor, which ranks them 7th in basketball. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 17.0 times per game (8th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.8 times per contest. The Liberty on the defensive end are ranked 11th in the WNBA in PPG given up with 83.8. The New York defense concedes 37.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (30 of 81) and their opponents are converting on 78.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 16.0 dimes and 40.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 2nd and 11th in the WNBA. They are forcing their opponents into 14.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.4% from the field (7th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Connecticut
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