Connecticut Sun at Seattle Storm WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/1/2018
Sunday, July 1, 2018
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The Connecticut Sun travel to Key Arena to take on the Seattle Storm on Sunday, July 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Seattle as 2.5 point favorites.
The Sun head into this matchup with a mark of 9-6. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 6.5 as they average 88.9 points per contest while giving up 82.4 per game. The Storm have an overall mark of 11-5. They are 3rd in the Western Conference. They total 87.4 points per contest and give up 80.5, which is a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 4-2 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 0-3 against the over/under
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Seattle Storm are 4-6 against the spread
The Seattle Storm are 3-2 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
06/30/18 F Alyssa Thomas Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Seattle Storm
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jasmine Thomas comes into this game averaging 13.7 points per contest while being on the court 26.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Sun. She grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and hands out 4.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Chiney Ogwumike averages 15.7 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 63% for the year while her free throw percentage is 82%.
Jewell Loyd averages 16.9 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Breanna Stewart averages 22.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 54% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 88.9 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They average 37.1 rebounds per contest and 19.3 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.9 per game. The Sun allow 82.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 16.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 2nd in the league with 87.4 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 20.5. The Storm are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Storm surrender 80.5 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 16.4 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Sun are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 79.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Connecticut is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 7th in the league.
Seattle is 7th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 9th in the league. The Storm are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 77.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Connecticut -2.5
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