Date/Time: 08-04-2018 15:00 EDT
Spread: New York Liberty +5.5
In this all-Eastern showdown between two teams on opposite trajectories, the third-worse New York Liberty (8-12), who have won only once in their last 6 games and want to bounce back, are hosting the team with the best record currently in the WNBA, the Connecticut Sun (15-6), who on the other hand are looking to extend their current lengthy winning streak.
New York Liberty have an 8-12 record (9-10-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the fourth place of the Eastern Conference. They have lost five of their last six matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Dallas with a 64-87 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tina Charles with 16.7 ppg, adding a team high 7.5 boards per game. She is followed by Kia Nurse with 15.3 ppg.
Top Basketball BookmakersConnecticut Sun have a 15-6 record (9-12 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the whole league. They have six consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against Phoenix with a 68-62 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Jonquel Jones with 15.9 ppg, adding a team high 10.4 boards per game. She is followed by Jasmine Thomas with 12 ppg, 3.2 boards and a team high 5.5 dimes per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Sun won at home with a 70-63 score. Liberty are 4-5 at home so far season, while the Sun are 4-5 on the road. Sun are better both offensively, scoring 78.8 ppg to Liberty’s 76.7 and defensively, allowing 74.7 ppg to Liberty’s 82.7. They also have better percentages both in field goals (41.4% to 40.5%) and in 3-pointers (35.5% to 32.6%). They are also better in dimes made (18.9 to 18.3), in turnovers committed (14.2 to 15.6) and in boards grabbed (37.5 to 34.8). Bookmakers give the Sun a -5.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road win.
Connecticut Sun vs New York Liberty Prediction: Connecticut Sun -5.5 (-110)