Seattle Storm at Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/20/2018
Friday, July 20, 2018
Mohegan Sun Arena
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The Seattle Storm travel to Mohegan Sun Arena to play the Connecticut Sun on Friday, July 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 2 point favorites.
The Storm head into this matchup with a mark of 17-6. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 7.7 as they average 87.7 points per contest while giving up 80.0 per game. The Sun have an overall mark of 12-11. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They total 86.0 points per contest and give up 82.0, which is a point differential of 4.0.
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 Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 4-5 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 2-5 against the over/under
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
07/16/18 F Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Concussion is "?" Wednesday vs Chicago Sky
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jewell Loyd comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Storm. She pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Breanna Stewart averages 22.9 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 55% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 12.5 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Chiney Ogwumike averages 14.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 1.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 61% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 87.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 20.9 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 80.0 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 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 17.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 3rd in the league with 86.0 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 19.0. The Sun are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Sun surrender 82.0 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 17.4 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Storm are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 102.1, and their offensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 8th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 77.7 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 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA. Seattle is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 9th in the WNBA.
Connecticut is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 6th in the WNBA. The Sun are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 103.4, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 7th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 6th. 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?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle -2
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