New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun Same-Game Parlay: Best Bets For Friday Night
New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun Same-Game Parlay, Opta Stats, Player Props
The semifinals of the 2023 WNBA Playoffs get underway on Friday night, so it’s time for some New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun bet builder tips. New York knocked out the Washington Mystics in two games to reach this stage, while the Sun needed three games to get past the Minnesota Lynx.
The Liberty are priced at seven-point favourites, with the game total set at 162.5 for the opening game of the series at Barclays Center.
Bet Builder odds: 6.25
US, WNBA, 22nd September, 18:00 (UK)
Odds via Bet365 as at 10:00, 28th September 2023. Odds may now differ.
New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun Stats and Facts:
- Only the Las Vegas Aces had a better regular season net rating than the New York Liberty’s +10.3.
- The Sun went 21-17-2 against the spread during the regular season – only the Chicago Sky covered more often.
- Connecticut conceded an average of 78.97 points per game in the regular season, which was the lowest mark in the Association.
- Liberty forward Breanna Stewart scored the second-most points (919) during the regular season.
- Alyssa Thomas (69) and DeWanna Bonner (66) rank second and third respectively in Playoff points scored.
New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun Same-Game Parlay: Liberty Rightly Favoured
New York Liberty -7.5
Not only did the Liberty win all four regular season matchups, they also covered this spread in three of those wins. Connecticut had the superior against the spread record throughout the campaign, but their struggles in this matchup are impossible for bettors to ignore here.
New York might have needed overtime in game two against Washington, but they have had the benefit of an extra day of rest for this game. It’s now 10 wins from their last 11, while the Sun have lost three of their last seven.
The Liberty are clearly the superior team, with a markedly better net rating throughout this season, and they have repeatedly shown they can the better of the Sun.
Over 162.5 points
While two of the four regular season matchups went under this line, we still think the over is the way to go for our bet builder.
New York has been potent offensively, scoring 86 or more in their last 11. They have reached 90 in seven of those games, including dropping 95 on the Sun last month.
While the Sun’s defence has generally been excellent this season, they allowed 82 and 75 to the Lynx in the last two games of the first round. Their offence has been pretty productive over the last few weeks, scoring 90+ in four of their last six. This line just seems a bit on the low side, particularly with the Liberty playing at a higher pace than the Sun.
DeWanna Bonner over 18.5 points
Scorer of 49 points over the last two games against the Minnesota Lynx, this points line is on the low side for DeWanna Bonner. The Liberty’s high pace will grant Connecticut a few extra possessions, and that should lead to Bonner getting into the high-teens in shot attempts.
Don’t be surprised to see Bonner in the twenties in scoring once again. Connecticut will need the veteran wing to produce if they are to keep pace with the Liberty.