Dallas Wings at Seattle Storm WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/19/2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018
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The Dallas Wings travel to Key Arena to play the Seattle Storm on Sunday, August 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle as 7.5 point favorites.
The Wings head into this matchup with a mark of 15-18. They are 6th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 1.8 as they average 87.2 points per contest while giving up 85.4 per game. The Storm head into this matchup with a mark of 25-8. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 7.3 as they average 87.3 points per contest while giving up 80.0 per game.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Dallas Wings are 17-15-1 against the spread
The Dallas Wings are 19-13-1 against the over/under
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Seattle Storm are 21-12 against the spread
The Seattle Storm are 17-15-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
08/18/18 F Glory Johnson Neck is "?" Sunday vs Seattle Storm
06/12/18 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Skylar Diggins-Smith comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Wings. She pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Liz Cambage averages 23.4 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.4 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 60% for the year while her free throw percentage is 74%.
Jewell Loyd averages 15.8 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 4.7 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 85%. Breanna Stewart averages 22.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 87.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.7 per game. The Wings allow 85.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 2nd in the league with 87.3 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.2. The Storm are 6th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Storm surrender 80.0 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 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 18.3 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Wings are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 79.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 7th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Dallas is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 4th in the league.
Seattle is 6th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 10th in the league. The Storm are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 78 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 1st. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -7.5
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