LIberty vs Sun Game 2 Prediction WNBA Semifinals 9/26

LIberty vs Sun Game 2 Prediction WNBA Semifinals 9/26

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WNBA Semifinals - Game 2: Connecticut Sun vs New York Liberty

The Connecticut Sun (27-13, 14-6 away) are gearing up to face the New York Liberty (32-8, 15-5 home) in the second game of the semifinals series. 

 

Connecticut Sun: Underestimated Yet Resilient

Recent Performance

The Sun have won two of their last three games, showing a mix of offensive and defensive prowess. DeWanna Bonner, with an average of 17.4 points per game, is a key factor in their game strategy.

Key Players

Alyssa Thomas has been a powerhouse for the Sun, averaging 9.9 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game. Her overall impact on both ends of the court can’t be overstated.

Team Cohesion

The Sun have demonstrated effective team play with 20.7 assists per game. Their collective effort on defense also stands out, with an average of 8.1 steals per game.

 

New York Liberty: The Favorites

Regular Season Dominance

The Liberty have had an exceptional regular season but have shown vulnerabilities in close games, boasting a 3-1 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

Key Players and Strengths

Breanna Stewart is undoubtedly the star for the Liberty, averaging 23 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. But basketball is a team sport, and a high-reliance strategy on a single player can sometimes backfire.

 

Prediction: 

Despite losing the first game, the Sun’s recent performances indicate their ability to bounce back. Their team cohesion and balanced play can help them cover the spread.

The Sun’s active defense could potentially limit the Liberty's scoring, making it more difficult for the Liberty to build a large point differential. This supports the argument for the Sun to cover the +9 points spread.

The Sun’s depth in their roster gives them multiple options to switch strategies during the game, keeping the Liberty on their toes and increasing the chances of a close game.

Given the Sun’s recent form, team dynamics, and strong defense, it’s quite possible that they not only perform well but also cover the +9 points spread in Game 2 against the Liberty.

 

 

Pick: Sun +9 Points 

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