WNBA Picks: Connecticut Sun vs. New York Liberty

Steven Suarez

Thursday, July 16, 2015 3:42 PM GMT

Thursday, Jul. 16, 2015 3:42 PM GMT

The Liberty are widely favored to get the job done tonight at home against the Sun. Are we taking on more chalk on Thursday night?

Odds Overview
At time of this writing, the Liberty are favored by 6.5 points across the board at all of the top sportsbooks. The total seems to be settling in at right around 148.

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New York Liberty
The Liberty are on the up and up right now, as they've won four of their last five games in what's easily been their best stretch of the season so far. They were in action yesterday and had no trouble whatsoever with the Stars, winning by 16 points at home, and now they'll have a chance to make it five wins in six when they entertain the Sun.

In yesterday's victory over San Antonio, Tina Charles, Epiphanny Prince, Essence Carson and Sugar Rodgers all scored in double figures, with the team shooting 47.9 percent from the floor overall.

 

Connecticut Sun
It was a great start to the 2015 season for Connecticut, who went 7-1 over its first eight games, but the wheels have come off lately. The Sun have been on a miserable run, having lost four consecutive games to drop to 7-5 overall. 

Connecticut battled extremely hard with one of the best teams in the WNBA in Minnesota two nights ago, only to fall short by six. The Liberty will be an easier team to face, but they're going to be away from home this time around. We'll have to see if Alex Bentley, Kelsey Bone and the rest of the gang can set the tone for the Sun tonight.

 

WNBA Pick
The Liberty's hot streak is going to come to an end, but we just don't see it happening in this spot. They've been extremely well and now come up against a Sun team that's gone completely downhill.

With that being said, we're going to back New York to keep this elevated play going against the Sun. Back the Liberty and their top-notch defense to guide them to the win and ATS cover for backers.

WNBA Pick: New York Liberty -6.5 at BetOnline

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