New York Liberty (5-14) vs. Connecticut Sun (10-9)
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 11, 2018, 11:30 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Connecticut Sun -9 -- Over/Under: 165
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The New York Liberty and Connecticut Sun meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The New York Liberty could use a feel good victory here after losing eight of their last nine games. The New York Liberty are averaging 77.4 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 83.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 20.1 points and 6.9 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 8.6 points and 1.6 assists. Shavonte Zellous is grabbing three rebounds and Bria Hartley is dishing 3.7 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost five of their last six road games.
The Connecticut Sun also need a victory here after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 86.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 82.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Chiney Ogwumike is averaging 15.3 points and 7.8 rebounds while Jasmine Thomas is averaging 12.6 points and 4.5 assists. Courtney Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Bentley is dishing 3.2 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won five of their last six home games.
The Liberty are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 Wednesday games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sun are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Wednesday games, 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Liberty are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Connecticut and the over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Connecticut Sun have played a ton on the road the last several weeks and a home game has been few and far between, so while the struggles have been real, it's been amazing how much this team has been traveling. However, while I expect the Connecticut Sun to play better at home, as they're outscoring teams by 12.5 points, they're still a club I'm not trying to lay big points with in their current form. It's also tough to lay big chalk in a very, very early game. You tend to see sluggish play in early start times. Give me the points.