New York Liberty vs. Connecticut Sun - 6/16/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sun vs. Liberty
WNBA Basketball: Thursday June 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
the Line: Sun +7 -- Over/Under: 158.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, MSG+
The New York Liberty and Connecticut Sun square off Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The New York Liberty look to keep rolling after winning four of their last five games. The New York Liberty are averaging 82.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 79 points on 39 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 20.6 points and 9.7 rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 16.2 points and 2.5 assists. Shavonte Zellous is dishing 1.9 assists and Kiah Stokes is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty are allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Connecticut Sun are desperate for a victory after a brutal 2-9 start to the season. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 80.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 87.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jasmine Thomas is averaging 11.9 points and 4.5 assists while Alex Bentley is averaging 11.9 points and 2.4 rebounds. Kelsey Bone is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 29.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost 10 of their last 16 home games.
The Liberty are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sun are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Liberty are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Connecticut and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Liberty have beaten the Sun in six straight meetings and majority of those matchups have resulted in blowouts. With the way both teams have been playing lately, there's no reason to expect anything different here. Give me New York by double digits.