New York Liberty vs. Connecticut Sun
June 22, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The New York Liberty and Connecticut Sun face off on Wednesday in a WNBA showdown at Mohegan Sun Arena. When these two teams faced off on May 18th it was the Sun that secured the 92-65 victory.
The Sun currently sit with a 12-5 record overall, but they didn’t look great in the last game against the Washington Mystics. The offense really struggled, scoring 63 points, and that led to the defeat. Two games ago against Seattle, Connecticut won 82-71, and they need the offense to get back on the right track in this game. The Sun are averaging 86.4 points, while their defense is giving up 77.9 points per game. The offense is ranked second in the league, while their defense is ranked 3rd in the league. Jonquel Jones has been the top player for Connecticut Sun, averaging 15.1 points while shooting 52.6 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Liberty, who sits with a 6-10 record overall, and they have lost two of their last three games. In the last game against the Seattle Storm, the defense struggled, giving up 81 points and that led to the defeat. The Liberty are averaging 76.3 points, while their defense is giving up 81 points per game. The offense is ranked 12th in the league, while their defense is ranked 6th. Sabrina Ionescu has been the top player for New York, averaging 16.7 points while shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from behind the three-point line.
The Sun struggled in the last game, but don’t let that fool you, they are the much better team in this matchup. The last time these two teams faced off, the Liberty scored 92 points, and they are going to have no issue running up the score again here. Look for Connecticut to score at least 90 points again, and the Sun will secure the victory.