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Sun face Liberty: WNBA odds preview

Connecticut SunNew York Liberty
Aug 3, 6:00 PM | Prudential Center

Connecticut Sun vs New York Liberty Odds

5-12TEAM RECORD8-11

The Sun will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Liberty in New York at Prudential Center on Saturday in WNBA action.

The Liberty are 8-11 so far on the season, and 10-9 ATS vs. the number. The Sun, meanwhile, are 5-12 and 6-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 7-11-1 and the Sun go 4-12-1 on the totals.

View Connecticut vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Sun before tip-off in this one will find them as 3.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 144.5.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 71.1 PPG, against a Sun defense that ranks No. 6 at 74.8 PPG. The Liberty field goal percentage has averaged 41.2% so far, more than the Sun shooters have achieved on the year, 38.8% per game.

Defensively, the Sun feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.9 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Connecticut was a 70-64 winner at home against the Fever. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (134) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Sun got a 22-point performance from Tina Charles, who added 12 rebounds as Connecticut ran past Indiana 70-64 on Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

In their last action, New York was an 88-78 winner on the road against the Mystics. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (166) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Kara Braxton scored 22 points leading the Liberty to an 88-78 victory over Washington at Verizon Center on Wednesday.

Connecticut Sun Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

New York Liberty Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Sun at Liberty trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Connecticut's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut's last 6 games when playing on the road against New York
Connecticut is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games when playing at home against Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New York's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing Connecticut

Next up:
Connecticut home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, August 6
New York home to Washington, Tuesday, August 6