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The Sparks are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games, as well as 4-10 ATS in the previous 14 against teams with a winning record. The Liberty are 2-8 ATS in their last 10, 1-4 ATS on the road, and a puzzling 1-6 ATS against teams with a losing record. That is ugly stuff across the board. The Sparks ultimately covered when they played on Sunday, but it took an improbable run in the fourth quarter to narrow what had been over a 20-point lead for much of the game.
Liberty vs Sparks Predictions, Picks, and Odds - WNBA August 1When the New York Liberty beat the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday, Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike was thoroughly outclassed by the Liberty's Jonquel Jones. Our WNBA betting picks are calling for a similar outcome in the rematch. Last Updated: Aug 1, 2023 9:19 AM ET Read Time: 4 min Photo By - USA TODAY Sports The 19-6 New York Liberty are off to the best start in franchise history, with eyes fixed firmly on capturing their first championship.
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Jonquel, meanwhile, can freely cheat into the lane when defending Hamby or Ogwumike because while both will occasionally take an open three, neither will burn New York from the perimeter enough to matter over the course of a full game. Jones’ production on the glass overall continues to be undervalued by oddsmakers as well. She’s averaging 13 rebounds over her last five games, and has not had fewer than 11 in six straight. Bank on Jones to beat up the Sparks on the boards again on Tuesday.
That’s partly why longtime Los Angeles Sparks star forward Nneka Ogwumike is in a bind against the Liberty. She can’t play her game on either end the way she would like to because defensively, she’s stuck on the perimeter guarding Stewart. That alone limits her defensive rebounding opportunities substantially. Even when she’s crossmatched against Jones, she still can’t cheat toward the basket for fear of allowing her an uncontested three. In her primary and secondary matchups, she’s glued to the perimeter, which is not where she wants to be on either end of the floor.
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For example, while it’s hard to make a living in the NBA as a power forward who can’t (or won’t) shoot at least a decent percentage on catch and shoot threes, an outright majority of teams in the W regularly play power forwards who are still exclusively paint-bound grinders on the interior. That makes the matchup advantages by the teams that do have shooting all over the court significantly more pronounced. The New York Liberty are well ahead of the curve in that department. Not only do they have a nominal power forward in Breanna Stewart who can stretch the floor with the best of them, they also have the even greater rarity in the WNBA in Jonquel Jones, a genuine stretch five. The shift to five out spacing has had cascading effects in the NBA that are only still bubbling to the surface in the W, and it impacts aspects of the game that at first blush seem far afield from shooting. For instance, rebounding.
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