The Connecticut Sun and New York Liberty meet Tuesday in game 2 of the WNBA semifinals playoffs at the Barclays Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Connecticut Sun Betting Preview
The Connecticut Sun look for another upset to take a 2-0 series lead. The Sun have won 9 of their last 13 games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 83.3 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 40.1 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 21.5 points and 4.3 assists, while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 19.3 points and 6 rebounds. Rebecca Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Tiffany Hayes is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 42.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.
New York Liberty Betting Preview
The New York Liberty need a win here to even the series at 1-1. The Liberty have lost just 3 games since July 30. The New York Liberty are averaging 81 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 79.3 points on 42 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 18.7 points and 3 assists, while Jonquel Jones is averaging 17.7 points and 12.3 rebounds. Sabrina Ionescu is the third double-digit scorer, and Betnijah Laney is dishing 2 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 83 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.
The Sun are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Liberty are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Sun last 5 road games. The over is 4-1 in Liberty last 5 overall. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in New York and 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
The New York Liberty are the better team, and they're in a must win spot at home, so I'd expect them to show up and play better than game 1. However, as I said in my game 1 write up, the Connecticut Sun are too good of a team to turn down in the massive underdog role. The Sun have been incredible offensively through 4 playoff games as well. The Sun are just too good of a team to turn down this many free points. Give me the Sun, yest again.