New York Liberty at Seattle Storm WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/17/2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
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Key Arena is the site of the matchup between the New York Liberty and the Seattle Storm on Friday, August 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle as 17 point favorites.
The Liberty have a record of 7-25. They are 5th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -7.0 as they average 77.5 points per game while giving up 84.5 per contest. The Storm head into this matchup with a mark of 24-8. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 7.3 as they average 87.4 points per contest while giving up 80.1 per game.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The New York Liberty are 13-19 against the spread
The New York Liberty are 18-14 against the over/under
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Seattle Storm are 21-11 against the spread
The Seattle Storm are 17-14-1 against the over/under
Key New York Liberty Injuries
08/16/18 G Epiphanny Prince Knee is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Seattle Storm
08/16/18 G Shavonte Zellous Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Seattle Storm
08/15/18 C Tina Charles Back is "?" Friday vs Seattle Storm
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tina Charles comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Bria Hartley averages 8.6 points per game in 23.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.7 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 40% for the year while her free throw percentage is 69%.
Jewell Loyd averages 16.0 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Breanna Stewart averages 22.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 52% and her free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 77.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 14.3 per game. The Liberty allow 84.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 19.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 1st 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 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 35.0 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.3. The Storm are 8th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Storm surrender 80.1 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Liberty are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.9, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 77.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 9th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. New York is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 6th in the league.
Seattle is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 10th in the WNBA. The Storm are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 102.1, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 9th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 77.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle -17
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