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Sun visit Liberty in WNBA clash

Connecticut SunNew York Liberty
Aug 18, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Connecticut Sun vs New York Liberty Odds

16-8TEAM RECORD14-11

Connecticut pays a visit to New York on Thursday, hoping to send the Liberty to a loss while also covering the spread in WNBA action at Prudential Center.

New York battles the Sun, currently with a 16-8 mark (14-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 11-14 for the Liberty and 12-12 for the Sun.

View Connecticut vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Liberty as 1.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 154.5, but may be on the move.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 8-rated squad against Connecticut's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 7 in the league with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 6 per outing.

Defensively, the Sun feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.2 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

The Sun were a 108-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lynx. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (187) made winners of OVER bettors. Connecticut cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Minnesota out of the gym and running up a 108-79 score at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Last time out for New York, they were a 69-66 winner as they battled the Mystics at home. The Liberty failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite, while 135 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington was scorched by Cappie Pondexter for 26 points as the Liberty defated the Mystics 69-66 in WNBA action on Tuesday.

Connecticut Sun Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

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

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

Next up:
Connecticut at Atlanta, Friday, August 19
New York at Seattle, Saturday, August 20

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