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Pointspread favors Sun in battle with Liberty

New York LibertyConnecticut Sun
Aug 18, 7:00 PM | Mohegan Sun Arena

New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun Odds


Connecticut looks to cover the Sun-Liberty pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 15-5 mark when they host New York in WNBA action.

Supporters of the Liberty have seen them go 7-12 and 8-11 ATS so far this season, while the Sun are at 15-5 and 9-11 ATS. In totals betting, the Sun are 10-9-1, while the Liberty are 8-11.

View New York vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Sun installed as 9-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 152.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Connecticut's No. 4-ranked offense (82.1 PPG) against a Liberty defense that ranks No. 9 at 78.7 PPG. The Sun have averaged 43.5% from the field per game, more than the Liberty have managed so far this season (41.3% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Liberty own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 83.9 points per game when on the road. Connecticut, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.

Last time out for Connecticut, they were a 79-66 loser as they battled the Liberty on the road. The Sun failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 145 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Connecticut got 16 points from Renee Montgomery but lost anyway 79-66 against the Liberty on Thursday at Prudential Center.

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

Connecticut Sun Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tulsa are 2-8
After playing New York are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Liberty at Sun trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New York's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 9 games on the road
Connecticut is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against New York
Connecticut is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Connecticut is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games at home

Next up:
New York at Chicago, Tuesday, August 21
Connecticut home to Tulsa, Tuesday, August 21