Sun vs Liberty Prediction WNBA Picks 8/24
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- Aug 24, 2023, 7:59:00 AM
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Connecticut Hosts New York Following Laney's 22-Point Game
The New York Liberty (25-7, 13-3 Eastern Conference) will travel to Uncasville, Connecticut, to face the Connecticut Sun (23-10, 13-3 Eastern Conference) in a high-stakes matchup on Thursday at 7 p.m. EDT.
Teams at a Glance
The Sun have been a formidable force this season, especially at home, where they have gone over 161.5 points in 9 of the last 11 matchups. With a record of 6-4 in their last 10 games and an average of 80.6 points, 32.6 rebounds, 19.5 assists, 7.8 steals, and 3.9 blocks per game, they have demonstrated balance on both ends of the court.
New York Liberty
The Liberty are on fire, boasting an 8-2 record in their last 10 games, averaging 86.5 points, 38.6 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 6.0 steals, and 4.5 blocks per game. Their offensive dominance is highlighted by a 45.0% shooting average, leading the Eastern Conference with 88.0 points per game.
Alyssa Thomas and DeWanna Bonner: Connecticut Sun
Alyssa Thomas's consistency has been crucial for the Sun, shooting 46.9% and averaging 15.7 points per game. DeWanna Bonner, with 17.1 points over the last 10 games, adds to their offensive threat. Both players have been instrumental in close games, with the Sun holding a 1-0 record in games decided by less than 4 points.
Breanna Stewart and Sabrina Ionescu: New York Liberty
Stewart has been a standout for the Liberty, averaging 22.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game. Ionescu's 4.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games have further bolstered New York's offense, making them one of the most dangerous scoring teams in the league.
Connecticut will be without Brionna Jones for the season due to an Achilles injury, and Bernadett Hatar is also out following return to play protocols. New York appears to be injury-free, giving them a slight advantage in depth.
This is the third meeting between these Eastern Conference rivals this season. The last encounter ended in an 89-81 victory for the Liberty, with Stewart scoring 24 points to lead New York. These games have been closely contested, adding more intrigue to the upcoming matchup.
Both teams have shown remarkable scoring abilities. The Sun's trend of going over 161.5 points in 9 of their last 11 home games, coupled with the Liberty's average of 88.0 points per game, sets the stage for a high-scoring affair.
The Sun's recent form of 6-4 and the Liberty's 8-2 record indicate that both teams are in good shape. The offensive prowess of key players like Thomas, Bonner, Stewart, and Ionescu will likely contribute to a game filled with scoring opportunities.
Considering the offensive capabilities of both teams, the Sun's strong trend of overs at home, and the competitive nature of previous encounters, the over of 161.5 points is predicted as the best bet for this thrilling Eastern Conference showdown. Fans and bettors alike can look forward to an exciting and high-scoring contest that may have significant implications in the playoff race.
Pick: Over 161.5 points
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