New York Liberty (7-18) vs. Connecticut Sun (14-12)
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 1, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Connecticut Sun -10.5 -- Over/Under: 168
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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 seven of their last nine games. The New York Liberty are averaging 78.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 84.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 20.2 points and 7.2 rebounds while Bria Hartley is averaging 8.7 points and 3.7 assists. Kia Nurse is grabbing 2.1 rebounds and Epiphanny Prince is dishing 1.7 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost six of their last eight road games.
The Connecticut Sun look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 85.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Chiney Ogwumike is averaging 14.5 points and 7.4 rebounds while Courtney Williams is averaging 12.7 points and three assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is dishing 4.4 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have split their last six home games.
The Liberty are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 14-6 ATS in their last 20 Wednesday games and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Sun are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 18-6 ATS in their last 24 Wednesday games. The Liberty are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Connecticut, 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Connecticut Sun are playing better basketball as of late and are actually outscoring teams by 9.2 points in their last five games. The New York Liberty have been a good fade team this season, especially on the road where they're being outscored by 8.2 points and struggling to shoot a decent percentage from the field. I'm not a fan of laying big numbers with hit or miss teams, but the Sun have been playing better and the Liberty have been horrible on the road. The home team should win this game by double digits.