Seattle Storm at Chicago Sky WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/18/2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Wintrust Arena is the site of the matchup between the Seattle Storm and the Chicago Sky on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle as 6.5 point favorites.
The Storm head into this matchup with a mark of 16-6. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 7.2 as they average 87.1 points per contest while giving up 79.9 per game. The Sky have an overall mark of 7-15. They are 5th in the Eastern Conference. They total 80.6 points per contest and give up 89.0, which is a point differential of -8.4.
Valuable Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Seattle Storm are 7-7 against the spread
The Seattle Storm are 3-2 against the over/under
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Chicago Sky are 5-5-1 against the spread
The Chicago Sky are 7-10-1 against the over/under
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
07/16/18 F Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Concussion is "?" Wednesday vs Chicago Sky
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
07/05/18 G Jamierra Faulkner ACL is out for season
Breanna Stewart comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Storm. She pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 54% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Jewell Loyd averages 15.5 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.7 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 40% for the year while her free throw percentage is 87%.
Diamond DeShields averages 13.4 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Allie Quigley averages 16.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.0 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 87.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.1 per game. The Storm allow 79.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 17.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 7th in the league with 80.6 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 32.8 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 20.0. The Sky are 1st in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Sky surrender 89.0 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 36.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game this season.
The Storm are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 77.6 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 34% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Seattle is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 9th in the league.
Chicago is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 2nd in the WNBA. The Sky are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 1st. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 78.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +6.5
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