NBA TV will host Tuesday’s matchup between the New York Liberty and the Connecticut Sun with tip-off set for 7:00 p.m. ET at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The Liberty are 5-point road favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook.
The Liberty (9-3) are on a three-game winning streak that they kept alive with a one-point overtime win over the Mystics in their latest appearance. Breanna Stewart is practically unstoppable right now, boasting the second-most points per game (22.4) and second-most rebounds per game (10.5) in the league. They also handily defeated the Sun at home earlier this season.
The Sun (12-3) have won four in a row, but will be playing the rest of the season without Brionna Jones after an Achilles injury. Jones was averaging the second-most points per game on the team, and there will be a major hole to fill in her absence. Alyssa Thomas and DeWanna Bonner will need to step up in rebounding and scoring, respectively, and this could be a tough adjustment for the team.
Liberty vs. Sun
Odds, picks & predictions
Point spread: Liberty -4.5
Total: Over/under 167.5
Moneyline odds: Liberty 195, Sun +165
Best bet: Liberty -4.5
The Liberty have already proven that they can beat this Sun team, and now the Sun are missing their second-best scorer and rebounder. They might have home court advantage, but there is no match for Stewart. I think the Liberty should easily take this one as they close in on the Sun in Western Conference standings.