New York Liberty vs. Connecticut Sun
June 5, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Connecticut Sun and New York Liberty face off on Saturday in a WNBA showdown at the Mohegan Sun Arena. This is a key Eastern Conference showdown for both teams that could loom large at the end of the season.
The New York Liberty sit with a 5-3 record overall which puts them in third place in the Eastern Conference standings. The New York Liberty got out to a fast start to their season,but they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against the Las Vegas Aces, the defense really struggled giving up 94 points and that led to the defeat. The New York Liberty on the season are averaging 83.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 84.8 points per game. Betnijah Laney has been the best player for the New York Liberty averaging 22.4 points while shooting 50.4 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Connecticut Sun who sit with a 7-2 record overall which puts them in first place in the Eastern Conference. In the last game against the Las Vegas Aces, the defense only gave up 67 points and that led to the defeat. On the season the Sun are averaging 81 points while their defense is giving up 73.4 points per game. Connecticut is shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from behind the three point line. . Jonquel Jones has been the best player for the Sun averaging 20.6 points while shooting 54.5 percent from the field and 48.8 percent from behind the three point line.
I think the Liberty bounce back in a big way in this game with their offense and that will be the difference as they keep this game close. Back the Liberty to cover this spread.