Connecticut Sun vs. New York Liberty - 8/22/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-08-22 19:00:00 EDT
The New York Liberty and Connecticut Sun meet Saturday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The New York Liberty need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The New York Liberty are averaging 73.5 points on 37 percent shooting and allowing 89.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 18.3 points and four assists while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 12.3 points and 2.8 rebounds. Kia Nurse is the third double-digit scorer and Jazmine Jones is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 28.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 40.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game.
The Connecticut Sun look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 79.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 81.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18.3 points and 3.1 assists while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 13.9 points and 9.2 rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Brionna Jones is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game.
The Liberty are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games, 4-20-2 ATS in their last 26 games as an underdog and 18-38-3 ATS in their last 59 games overall. The Sun are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The over is 5-0 in Liberty last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Sun last 6 games as a favorite. The Liberty are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Connecticut and 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The New York Liberty can’t win and can’t cover despite being massive underdogs every time they take the court. The Connecticut Sun will win this game, especially with improved play over the last week. However, the Sun are still one of the worst offensive teams in the league, as they’re currently ranked 11th in points per game and 10th in field goal percentage. The Sun aren’t blowing anybody out. Give me the Liberty and the points.