Connecticut Sun vs. New York Liberty - 7/17/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Liberty vs. Sun
WNBA Basketball: Sunday July 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line Liberty -8.5 -- Over/Under: 160 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, MSG
The Connecticut Sun and New York Liberty meet Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
The Connecticut Sun look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 80.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 85.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 14.2 points and 2.6 assists while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 11.2 points and six rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is dishing 4.8 assists and Camille Little is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The New York Liberty haven’t lost back-to-back games since May 24-31. The New York Liberty are averaging 82.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 79.6 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 21.9 points and 9.5 rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 15.3 points and 2.3 assists. Shavonte Zellous is dishing 2.1 assists and Kiah Stokes is grabbing eight rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won six of their last seven home games.
The Sun are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Liberty are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Sun are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
It's been two months since the Liberty have lost two straight games, and they've beaten the Sun in seven straight matchups. Also, Connecticut has to be really frustrated after blowing a chance to beat the Sparks Friday night. I'm taking the home team by double digits.