Connecticut Sun vs. New York Liberty - 9/9/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Liberty vs. Sun
WNBA Basketball: Friday September 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Liberty -5 -- Over/Under: 163.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, MSG
The Connecticut Sun and New York Liberty meet Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Connecticut Sun look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 81.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 84.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 13.9 points and 2.6 assists while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 10.9 points and 5.7 rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is dishing 4.8 assists and Camille Little is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have split their last eight road games.
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The New York Liberty look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The New York Liberty are averaging 82.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 80.5 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 21.2 points and 9.9 rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 14.7 points and 2.4 assists. Shavonte Zellous is dishing 2.2 assists and Kiah Stokes is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.9 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won five of their last seven home games.
The Sun are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Liberty are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sun are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New York.
The Liberty have beaten the Sun in eight straight meetings and have been the most consistent team in the East all season. The Sun haven't won a game against the Liberty since June of 2014. Liberty at home and the small line is the play here.