Connecticut Sun (5-1) vs. New York Liberty (2-3)
|Date & Time||Thursday June 7, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Liberty +4 -- Over/Under: 163.5
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The Connecticut Sun and New York Liberty meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Westchester County Center.
The Connecticut Sun look for a statement road victory here to build on their impressive 5-1 record. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 94 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.7 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Alyssa Thomas is averaging 14.7 points and 11 rebounds while Alex Bentley is averaging 13.8 points and 2.8 assists. Chiney Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Jasmine Thomas is dishing 4.8 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won two of their last three road games.
The New York Liberty look for their second home win of the season to get back to a .500 record. The New York Liberty are averaging 80.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 81.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 23.8 points and 8.8 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 16.2 points and 2.4 assists. Shavonte Zellous is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Bria Hartley is dishing 4.8 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost two of their last three home games.
The Sun are 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games, 15-6 ATS in their last 21 road games and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 vs. Eastern Conference. The Liberty are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New York and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The New York Liberty have owned the Sun over the years, winning eight of the last 10 meetings, but neither of these clubs are the same as they were even a year ago. The Liberty are getting little out of players not named Charles, while the Sun are extremely deep and outscoring teams by double digits this season, even on the road. Hard not to take the road team and the reasonable chalk. The Connecticut Sun have easily been the most impressive team up to this point.