New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, Odds & Best Bets: Battle of the East

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We’re going to the top of the Eastern Conference for a battle between the top 2 teams. The New York Liberty (25-7) take on the Connecticut Sun (23-10) in what should be a good show down.

New York comes into this game playing well as they have all year. They just got a bounce back win vs the Mercury after a tough loss to the Aces after their Commissioners Cup victory.

If you count the Cup win, the Liberty were on a 7-game winning streak before the loss to the Aces. They stand 8-2 in their last 10 games played and have a road record of 13-3.

The Liberty Big 4 have been doing their jobs this year. Sabrina Ionescu, Brenna Stewart, Courtney Vandersloot and Jonquel Jones have all been having great seasons. Their win against the Aces for the Cup showed they are here to stay.

Connecticut is also having themselves a good season. DeWanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas have been leading the team with Brionna Jones out for the season.

Bonner leads the team in scoring with 17.8 points per game and Alyssa Thomas is a Triple Double machine with 5 on the year. She is averaging 15.7 points, 10 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game. She’s having herself a year.

The Sun are coming in on a 2-game winning streak but are still 6-4 in their last 10 games. The 2 wins were grinded out vs the Mystics and Sky, which neither team is at the same level as the Liberty.

These 2 teams have met three times this season with the Liberty winning 2 of the games. The most recent game was in late June and the Liberty won that game by 8 points.

Brenna Stewart led the way with 24 points and 9 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot also had 17 points and did what she does best by getting 9 dimes.

It’s been just about 2 months since they last played each other, so we are definitely looking at a different matchup as both teams have found themselves.

Betting Odds


  • New York Liberty -5.5 (-105)
  • Connecticut Sun +5.5 (-114)


  • New York Liberty -225
  • Connecticut Sun +180


  • Over 162.5 (-110)
  • Under 162.5 (-110)

New York Liberty Team Total

  • Over 83.5 (-110)
  • Under 83.5 (-110)

Connecticut Sun Team Total

  • Over 79.5 (-105)
  • Under 79.5 (-115)

Odds courtesy of BetUS

Game Information

  • Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
  • Date: Thursday, August 24, 2023
  • Tip-off: 7PM EST
  • TV: Prime Video, YES, NBCS-BOS

New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun Predictions and Picks

Pick: New York Liberty -5.5 (-105)

This line is falling in a good spot. As I said earlier, this game will be different than the previous this year, but I think we see the same outcome.

The Liberty have been great ball all around and all year. They may be 1 seed apart in the standings, but the Liberty are the better team.

Look for Breanna Stewart to have a big game like she has in both games this year. She had 20+ points and 6+ rebounds in each game. Jonquel Jones should be there to help crash the boards vs her former team.

If the Liberty can contain Bonner and Thomas, or at least 1 of them. They held Bonner under 15 points in the last 2 games and got the win in the last game despite Thomas getting a triple double.

They should be able to win this game and cover the spread without a problem if they contain Bonner and play their game.

Player Prop: Betnijah Laney O11.5 Points (-120)

Laney has hit this line is her last 3 games straight and also cleared the line in her last 5 out of 6 games. She’s had 22, 17, and 12 points in those last 3 games.

She has been a silent weapon for the team. With all the attention around the Big 4, Laney finds her ways to contribute.

She is averaging 11.9 points, 2.4 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game this year while shotting 50% from the field She has become a key part of this team starting every game so far.

I expect the Liberty to move the ball around a lot. I think they try and go out for an early lead, which is where we’ll want to see Laney grab some points early. She should find the basket and clear this line for us.

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Nick Zanghi
Nick Zanghi

Nick Zanghi is an avid hockey fan who loves to bet on NHL Props. Born and raised on LI, NZ is a lifelong Islanders #isles fan and also a Yanks #RepBX, Giants #togetherblue and #NYCFC supporter. When not watching or attending sporting events, he enjoys grilling and time with his wife and kids. Follow NZ on X @wmmacmiller for more sports betting content.

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