New York Liberty vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 8/20/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Liberty vs Chicago Sky
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+7.5)
Wintrust Arena is the venue where and the Chicago Sky (26-10) will play the New York Liberty (16-20) on Saturday. The spread on this game has Chicago as 7.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 168.5.
The New York Liberty took the court against the Chicago Sky and went home with a win by a final score of 98-91 in their last game. New York wrapped up the game having earned a 49.3% FG percentage (37 of 75) and knocked down 11 of 25 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Liberty buried 13 of their 14 attempts for a rate of 92.9%. In relation to rebounding, they compiled a total of 34 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 28 assists for this contest as well as creating 10 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When it comes to defending, New York allowed the other team to shoot 47.2% from the field on 34 of 72 shooting. Chicago earned 8 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. On top of that, Chicago snagged 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Chicago finished shooting 72.7% from the free throw line by converting 16 of 22 tries. They made 7 of 25 tries from 3-point land.
Sabrina Ionescu is one player who was a major contributor for the matchup. She scored 22 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. She saw the court for 36 mins played and pulled down 7 boards. Ionescu finished the game at 66.7% from the floor and recorded 6 assists.
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New York will enter this contest with a record of 16-20 this season. They have an average of 79.6 points per game (9th in the WNBA) while shooting 43.1% from the field. The Liberty are shooting 35.1% on three-point attempts (349 of 995) and 82.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, New York is collecting 34.3 rebounds per game and has accumulated 745 dimes so far this season, which ranks 5th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Liberty have forced 11.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.1 personal fouls. They are giving up 33.6% on 3-point attempts and they are 6th in the league in points per game allowed (82.0). The Liberty defense is giving up a FG percentage of 41.8% (420 of 580) and they concede 35.7 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 1st in the league in giving up assists with 654 relinquished for the season.
The last time they took the court, the Chicago Sky took a defeat with a final score of 98-91 when they played the New York Liberty. The Sky corralled 29 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 37 in this matchup. They also gave up possession 10 times, while recording 4 steals for this game. The Liberty were called for 18 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Sky to the free throw line for 22 tries. They were able to bury 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 72.7%. Regarding three-point attempts, Chicago buried 7 of 25 attempts (28.0%). Overall, the Sky finished the game shooting 34 out of 72 from the field which had them shooting 47.2%. The Sky allowed the Liberty to convert 37 out of their 75 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.3% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 44.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 11 of 25 and finished the game at 13 of 14 from the free throw line (92.9%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Chicago permitted New York to collect 34 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Candace Parker ended up being a factor for the Sky for this game. She knocked down 6 out of 13 in this game for a rate of 46.2%, and had 10 rebounds. Parker scored 17 points in her 30 minutes on the court and earned 5 assists in this matchup.
Chicago has a mark of 26-10 so far this year. As an offensive unit, the Sky are hitting on 48.1% from the field, which is 1st in the league. Chicago has 3,105 points for the year (86.3 per game) and they average 34.8 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 24.3 times per contest (1st in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.8 times per game. The Sky have committed 16.2 personal fouls per game and they go 82.3% from the charity stripe. The Sky are ranked 4th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 81.3. They are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the field (6th in the league). The Chicago defense allows 34.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (233 of 686) and their opponents are making 78.9% of their foul shots. They have conceded 20.9 assists and 33.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 8th and 5th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+7.5)
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