NY Liberty vs Connecticut Sun 8/22/20 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/22/2020 at 11:27 AM ET

NY Liberty vs Connecticut Sun 8/22/20 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

The New York Liberty looks to snap a six-game losing streak when playing the Connecticut Sun on Saturday. The Liberty dropped to 1-11 following a 101-85 loss to the Chicago Sky on Thursday. Jazmine Jones was the leading scorer for New York in the loss with 18 points, while Kia Nurse chipped in with 17 points. Kiah Stokes was the leading rebounder with nine. New York is in last place in the Eastern Conference having won just one of its first 12 games.

With Sabrina Ionescu sidelined, Layshia Clarendon is the leading scorer for New York with an average of 12.3 points per game and leads the Liberty in assists with an average of 4.3 per game. Amanda Zahui B. is the leading rebounder with an average of 7.8 per game. New York has just four active players averaging double-figures in scoring.

Connecticut looks to bounce back from a loss when playing New York on Saturday. The Sun dropped to 5-8 following a 99-78 loss to the Las Vegas Aces. Alyssa Thomas and Briann January were co-leaders in scoring in the loss for Connecticut with 15 points while Thomas was the leading rebounder with seven. The Sun have alternated between wins and losses in each of their last four. 

Dewanna Bonner is leading Connecticut in scoring with an average of 18.3 points per game. Alyssa Thomas is the second leading scorer, leading rebounder and leader in assists with averages of 13.9 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. Connecticut has four players averaging double-figures in scoring.

Although both Connecticut and New York are playing very poorly this season, the advantage here goes to Connecticut. The Sun have won five of their 13 games straight up while New York has lost 11 of it's 12 SU and the Liberty have failed to cover the number in 22 of the last 26 overall. In addition, the Liberty continue to play without rookie sensation Sabrina Ionescu who is sidelined with a high ankle sprain. Final Score Prediction, Connecticut Sun wins and covers ATS 95-77.

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