New York Liberty vs. Connecticut Sun: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 8, 2024

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Jun 8, 2024 8:10 AM
This Saturday, the undefeated Connecticut Sun (9-0, 6-0 Eastern Conference) will face off against the New York Liberty (9-2, 7-1 Eastern Conference) at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun, riding a perfect home record, look to continue their dominance as they take on the Liberty, who have been impressive on the road with a 4-1 record. The highly anticipated matchup is part of the WNBA Commissioner's Cup and is set to tip off at 1:00 PM.
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New York Liberty
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Liberty vs Sun statistics

Stat Liberty Sun
Streak W5 W9
Last Ten Games 8-2 9-0
Points Per Game 85.5 80.2
Rebounds Per Game 37.0 33.6
Assists Per Game 21.5 19.3
Blocks Per Game 4.7 3.0
Steals Per Game 7.8 8.4
Field Goal % 44.5 44.0
Three Point % 31.6 29.0
Points Against 74.9 69.3

Connecticut Sun recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/4/24 vs Washington Mystics W 76-59
6/2/24 @ Atlanta Dream W 69-50
5/31/24 vs Dallas Wings W 74-72
5/28/24 vs Phoenix Mercury W 70-47
5/25/24 @ Chicago Sky W 86-82

New York Liberty recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/6/24 @ Atlanta Dream W 78-61
6/4/24 @ Chicago Sky W 88-75
6/2/24 vs Indiana Fever W 104-68
5/31/24 vs Washington Mystics W 90-79
5/29/24 vs Phoenix Mercury W 81-78

Liberty vs Sun predictions

When the New York Liberty hit the court this Saturday, eyes are definitely going to be on Breanna Stewart. Stewart, who averages nearly 20 points and 10 rebounds a game, has been dominating the boards and can really swing momentum for the Liberty. Even with Courtney Vandersloot being day-to-day, her ability to dish out assists has been crucial. If she's able to play, her playmaking skills could very well be the x-factor, helping the Liberty eke out those critical points especially in clutch moments.

Flipping over to the Connecticut Sun, DeWanna Bonner is likely to be a standout. She's been consistently knocking down just over 19 points per game, serving as a rock for the Sun's offense. But let’s not skim over Alyssa Thomas, whose well-rounded prowess in assists and rebounds turns her into a double-threat on the court. It's not just about scoring, but also about how effectively she can distribute the ball and control the game's pace from her team's end.

So, who will take the victory in this top-tier matchup? It’s going to be a tight game, with both teams showing strong attributes and star players. However, considering Connecticut's unbeaten streak and impressive performances at home, they might just have the slight edge over New York. It’s likely to be a high-energy, closely contested affair, but I'm leaning slightly towards the Sun, especially if they leverage their home court advantage and their key players shine as expected.

Connecticut Sun injuries

  • Moriah Jefferson (G): Day-To-Day

New York Liberty injuries

  • Nyara Sabally (F): Out
  • Courtney Vandersloot (G): Day-To-Day

Liberty vs Sun game info

Venue Mohegan Sun Arena
Location Uncasville, CT
Tip-off Sat 1:00 PM

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