Game: New York Liberty vs Chicago Sky
Date: Sunday, September 3, 2023
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
The Chicago Sky (15-21) play the New York Liberty (28-7) at Wintrust Arena on Sunday.
The New York Liberty stepped onto the hardwood against the Las Vegas Aces and earned the victory with a final of 94-85 in their last contest. New York wrapped up the contest with a 45.3% FG percentage (34 of 75) and made 10 of their 33 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Liberty converted 16 of their 19 shots for a percentage of 84.2%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they earned 43 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 24 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 8 steals. Regarding defense, New York allowed their opponent to shoot 44.9% from the floor on 31 of 69 shooting. Las Vegas distributed 5 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. In addition, Las Vegas collected 31 rebounds (5 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 6 rejections. Las Vegas finished the game shooting 70.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 20 tries. They also knocked down 9 of their 23 attempts from distance.
Sabrina Ionescu is a player who was a major contributor for the game. She walked away with 25 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 35 mins and collected 2 boards. Ionescu finished the game shooting 57.1% from the field and distributed 2 assists.
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New York comes into this matchup with a mark of 28-7 so far this season. The Liberty are shooting 37.5% on 3-pointers (389 of 1,038) and 83.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 89.0 pts per game (2nd in basketball) while hitting 45.7% from the field. They are giving up possession 13.5 times per game and as a team are committing 16.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, New York is pulling in 38.2 rebounds per contest and has 844 assists for the season, which is 1st in basketball in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Liberty are able to force 11.8 turnovers per game and they draw 17.4 fouls. The Liberty are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 42.2% (414 of 610) and they relinquish 33.3 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 2nd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 668 conceded this season. They are relinquishing 34.2% on three-point shots and they are 4th in the WNBA in points per game allowed (80.7).
The last time they took the court, the Chicago Sky went home victorious with a score of 76-75 when they faced the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sky collected 31 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in this game. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 7 steals for this contest. The Sparks committed 15 personal fouls for the contest which got the Sky to the charity stripe for 13 tries. They were able to convert 7 of the free throws for a percentage of 53.8%. With respect to 3-point shots, Chicago made 9 of 22 tries (40.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Sky walked away from this one shooting 30 for 65 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.2%. The Sky allowed the Sparks to convert 29 out of 79 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 36.7% in the game. They finished 30.4% from beyond the arc by shooting 7 of 23 and ended up shooting 10 of 12 at the charity stripe (83.3%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Chicago allowed Los Angeles to snag 41 in total (14 on the offensive side).
Kahleah Copper pitched in for the Sky for the contest. She knocked down 10 of 22 in this contest giving her a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and earned 7 rebounds. Copper recorded 22 points in her 34 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 3 assists for this game.
Chicago has a mark of 15-21 so far this year. Chicago has earned 2,910 points for the season (80.8 per contest) and they pull in 33.3 rebounds per game. The Sky are committing 17.3 fouls per contest while shooting 74.5% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Sky are connecting on 43.8% from the field, which is 6th in the WNBA. They are getting an assist 20.1 times per contest (4th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.4 times per game. The Sky on the defensive end are ranked 6th in basketball in PPG given up with 83.4. The Chicago defense surrenders 33.3% on 3-pointers (233 of 700) and their opposition makes 80.8% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 20.7 dimes and 35.0 boards per contest, which ranks 11th and 8th in basketball. They have forced 13.1 TO’s per game and have let teams shoot 45.2% from the field (11th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay’s Pundit’s Pick: Take Chicago
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