Seattle Storm at New York Liberty WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/6/2018
Monday, August 6, 2018
Westchester County Center
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The Seattle Storm travel to Westchester County Center to play the New York Liberty on Monday, August 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle as 9 point favorites.
The Storm head into this matchup with a mark of 21-7. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 7.7 as they average 87.5 points per contest while giving up 79.8 per game. The Liberty have a record of 7-20. They are 5th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -6.6 as they average 77.9 points per game while giving up 84.4 per contest.
Valuable Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Seattle Storm are 18-10 against the spread
The Seattle Storm are 14-13-1 against the over/under
Important New York Liberty Betting Trends
The New York Liberty are 10-17 against the spread
The New York Liberty are 15-12 against the over/under
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Liberty Injuries
08/04/18 G Epiphanny Prince Knee is "?" Monday vs Seattle Storm
08/04/18 C Kia Vaughn Ankle left last game, is "?" Monday vs Seattle Storm
08/04/18 G Shavonte Zellous Ankle is "?" Monday vs Seattle Storm
Breanna Stewart comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 32.5 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 53% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Jewell Loyd averages 16.4 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.6 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
Bria Hartley averages 8.5 points per game while playing 23.6 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Tina Charles averages 19.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 87.5 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 37% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 12.9 per game. The Storm allow 79.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 18.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 11th in the league with 77.9 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -6.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 33.1 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Liberty are 3rd in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Liberty surrender 84.4 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 19.8 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season.
The Storm are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 9th. They are 7th 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. Seattle is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 10th in the WNBA.
New York is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 4th in the WNBA. The Liberty are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 99.3 is ranked 3rd. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 77.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle +9
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