Liberty vs. Sun
WNBA Basketball: Friday June 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Liberty -2 -- Over/Under: 165 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Connecticut Sun and New York Liberty meet Friday in WNBA action at Madison Square Garden on ESPN3.
The Connecticut Sun look for their fifth straight win to get a game above a .500 record. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 85.5 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 79.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 15.1 points and 12.2 rebounds while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 13.2 points and 4.2 assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Williams is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won three of their last four road games.
The New York Liberty look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The New York Liberty are averaging 81.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 20.5 points and nine rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 13.4 points and 2.7 assists. Shavonte Zellous is the third double-digit scorer and Kiah Stokes is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won four straight home games.
Will update with trends once/if they're released.
The Connecticut Sun are playing some great ball at the moment that includes a win over the Minnesota Lynx, but the Liberty have held their own as well, which includes four straight wins at home. The home team has won seven of the last 10 meetings between these two teams and the Liberty are 5-1 ATS this season as a favorite. This spread isn't high enough for me to consider the Sun, so I'll lay my bucket with the home team.